Saints to assess striker over weekend

Saints to assess striker over weekend

Southampton will assess forward Jay Rodriguez ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against Swansea.

Rodriguez came off the bench to score a last-minute goal in the 3-0 Europa League win over Sparta Prague on Thursday evening, and manager Claude Puel reported him as a fitness concern.

Puel made seven changes for the European tie, so the likes of Charlie Austin, who scored twice, and midfielder James Ward-Prowse could be back on the bench.

Club-record signing Sofiane Boufal remains out with a knee injury, as does right-back Jeremy Pied.

Provisional squad: Forster, Soares, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Clasie, Tadic, Redmond, Rodriguez, McCarthy, Austin, Targett, Yoshida, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Long, Martina.