Premier League team news: Southampton v West Brom

Shane Long made his debut last week. Photo: PA

Shane Long could make his full Southampton debut against former club West Brom on Saturday after coming off the bench at Liverpool last weekend.

The Republic of Ireland forward moved to St Mary's from Hull earlier this month and, after featuring for 15 minutes in the 2-1 defeat at Anfield, is in contention to start at home to the Baggies.

Fellow new signing Florin Gardos (hamstring) is still likely to miss out, with Gaston Ramirez (groin) and Jay Rodriguez (knee) definite absentees. Manager Ronald Koeman has also said goalkeeper Artur Boruc will not be considered for selection.

Central defender Joleon Lescott is unlikely to make his West Brom debut at Southampton despite returning to training after a knee injury.

Cristian Gamboa will not be considered to face the Saints either with Albion boss Alan Irvine eager to give the right-back more time to settle after his £2million move from Rosenborg.

James Morrison (knee) remains sidelined but Gareth McAuley could figure after a calf problem and record signing Brown Ideye is available for the Barclays Premier League match.

Provisional squads

Southampton: Forster, Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, Gardos, Fonte, Hooiveld, Bertrand, Schneirderlin, Davis, Wanyama, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Isgrove, Taider, Cork, Tadic, Long, Pelle, Gallagher.

West Brom: Foster, Myhill, Wisdom, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Pocognoli, Davidson, Yacob, Baird, Dorrans, Roofe, O'Neil, Mulumbu, Brunt, Sessegnon, Gardner, Ideye, Anichebe, Berahino.