Injury worries for Saints
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Southampton duo Rory Delap and Antti Niemi are injury doubts for the weekend clash with Manchester City, having picked up injuries on Carling Cup duty on Tuesday.
Finnish keeper Niemi failed to come out for the second half of the win over Bristol City, while Delap departed the Ashton Gate pitch after an hour.
Niemi has a groin complaint, while Delap is nursing a calf injury, but the pair will be given every opportunity to make the home encounter with Kevin Keegan's Citizens.
Saints physio Jim Joyce told the club's website: "It is still too early to say whether they will be okay for Saturday.
"We have to wait for the injuries to settle down and then we will have a good look at them. But neither are thought to be serious. They were tight rather than tears or strains and we took them off as a precaution."