Bartosz boost for Saints

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Southampton goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has made a successful return to action after a long-term injury.

The Polish custodian has been out of action for seven months after picking up a serious knee injury in an FA Cup tie with Newcastle.

Bialkowski featured for Southampton's reserves in midweek and Saints boss George Burley was happy with the keeper's return.

"He got through the full 90 minutes fine without a problem," Burley told the Daily Echo.

"That's the first game he's played since Newcastle when he did the injury so it's good to see him get that under his belt.

"I would think it will take him another month before he's back to where he was.

"That will give us options.

"The boy Michael Poke is out for six weeks with a finger injury and we have Kevin Miller and Kelvin Davis as well."