Euell back on the attack
During his three match suspension Bradley Wright-Phillips found his goal-scoring touch against Reading and then mislaid it again, with Saints unable to find the net in two consecutive 0-0 draws.
On his runouts for the team Euell has shown real leadership and looks set to return to the 'hole', a position in which he excelled during his Premiership days and a role much appreciated by David McGoldrick when playing alongside him.
His return will add competition up front with Lallana, Robertson, Pekhart, Patterson, McGoldrick, Gasmi and Wright-Phillips all vying for positions in the misfiring attacking quadrant. He also adds physical presence in the box, a major shortcoming against Charlton.
He certainly sees his role as helping the youngsters and is champing at the bit to return after the frustration of being suspended for an over-zealous red.
"As most people are aware, we have a very young side this season and although these lads are very talented, it's impossible for them to keep their consistency and fitness going when you're sometimes playing three games in a week.
"It's therefore important for the more senior players, who remain at the club, to help these players through and give the side a bit more solidity.
"I'm certain they all have big futures and that the club will go places in time but in the short-term it's all about safeguarding the team's status as a Championship club and I intend to play my part."
A goal or two would certainly help, but a fit and firing Euell still has plenty to offer.