Newcastle's injury problems and mounting fixture schedule has seenthem lose their last 2 matches, and their worries continue here.
Coloccini remains suspended so Taylor and Williamson will continue at centre back.
Jonas Gutierrez is a doubt, so Shane Ferguson or Sammy Ameobi could play on the left if the Argentinian does not make it.
Hatem Ben Arfa has also been ruled out through injury.
Nigel Adkins will be hoping his Southampton side can build on an impressive and morale boosting win at QPR last week that did not move them up the table but took them 4 points clear of the Hoops at the bottom.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks and have struggled as a result, losing their last two games when many would have expected a full strength Magpies side to win both.
Alan Pardew's side have slipped to 12th in the table, finely poised, 5 points off the Europa League spots and the relegation zone. They have the strikers to hurt an error prone Southampton back line, but also a defence capable of conceding to their dangerous attack. Thus, expect goals for both sides, and possibly a stalemate.
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