DAN SEABORNE and Aaron Martin are battling for the right to replace Jose Fonte in the centre of the Saints defence for tomorrow’s game against Brentford.
The Portuguese defender, one of Saints’ key men, will miss the St Mary’s match through suspension.
Fonte picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign in the FA Cup victory over Cheltenham.
He was due to serve his ban during last week’s trip to Hartlepool but after that was called off due to the adverse weather conditions he now has to watch from the stands this weekend.
That will mean Fonte has a threeweek break before he can return to first team action at Walsall a week tomorrow.
The dilemma for Saints boss Nigel Adkins is who will replace Fonte.
Radhi Jaidi is likely to retain his place in the centre of defence to lend his considerable experience and physical prowess to the line-up.
But then the other place is up for grabs with Martin and Seaborne pushing to be included.
Source: Daily Echo