1. ITV Report

Swansea City given Lambert warning

Southampton's Rickie Lambert, left, jumps above Manchester United's Rafael to score Photo: Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images

You could say Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel has had a baptism of fire.

The German stopper was called straight into action when Michel Vorm injured his groin trying to save a Carlos Tevez wonder strike in the defeat to Manchester City.

Since then, Tremmel has helped the Swans to victory over Liverpool at Anfield and to a home draw with European Champions Chelsea - all in the space of a week

Tremmel has faced the Premier League's best strikers in Tevez, Suarez and Torres, but it will be Rickie Lambert he'll be keeping an eye on during Saturday's match at Southampton.

They have a decent team and they are always dangerous especially at the front with Lambert.

He is a decent striker, very tall. I think there will be a lot of crosses, but we are good in the defence right now.

– Gerhard Tremmel, Swansea City goalkeeper

Southampton are currently bottom of the Premier League and without a win this season.

That poor form has lead to speculation over the future of Saints boss Nigel Adkins, who has seen his side struggle in the early part of this season.

Monday night's 2-0 loss at West Brom was their forth straight defeat and left the south coast club with just four points from their first 10 games.

Rickie Lambert stats:

  • Age 30
  • Four Premier League goals this season
  • Has scored 82 goals in 142 appearances for Southampton
  • Former clubs: Bristol Rovers, Rochdale, Stockport County, Macclesfield Town and Blackpool

Meanwhile Tremmel admits he's enjoying his run in the first team after spending most of his Swansea City career as Michel Vorm's understudy.

Tremmel says Vorm has been a great source of support since he took over from the injured Dutch international.

He (Vorm) has been brilliant. After all the games he was saying I was good, all the right words.

He's been good to me for the past month.

– Gerhard Tremmel, Swansea City goalkeeper

Swansea City centre back Chico Flores has been ruled out of his sides trip to St Mary's.

While first choice goal keeper Michel Vorm and defenders Neil Taylor and Kyle Bartley all remain sidelined through injury.

Swans boss Michael Laudrup is likely to stick with the same side that drew with Chelsea last Saturday with club captain Gary Monk set to continue at centre back in place of Flores.