Saints travel to Swansea this weekend

Mane scores in 3-1 victory over Swans at St Mary's Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Southampton travel to Swansea this weekend looking to extend their unbeaten run to six league games, and continue their fine run of form.

Ronald Koeman's men have won four of their last five, drawing the other against Arsenal, and have only lost one league tie in 2016.

Swansea however are also in a rich vain of form themselves, and are unbeaten under new head coach Francesco Guidolin.

Prior to the Italian's appointment, the Swans were languishing in the relegation zone in 18th, two points off Newcastle in 17th.

However two victories and two draws have leapfrogged Guidolin's side above Newcastle into 16th, four points clear of the relegation zone.

A late Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty was not enough for Swansea in the reverse fixture however, as Virgil Van Dijk, Sadio Mane and a Ki Sung-Yeung own goal gave Saints the victory in September.

Koeman has Matt Targett and Steven Davis available after the pair picked up knocks in the victories over West Ham and West Brom respectively.

Florin Gardos (Knee) and Jay Rodriguez (Foot) are still sidelined, though Koeman expects the latter to return to training within the next two weeks, and Victor Wanyama is suspended after receiving his third red card of the season.

Swansea meanwhile will assess Ki Sung-Yeung's fitness, after the midfielder was concussed following a clash of heads with West Brom's Stephane Sessegnon.

Saints have a good record against Welsh side, having won four of the last seven between the two, losing just once.

Sigurdsson, who scored last time out against Koeman's men, has netted five times in his last six league outings, but will find it tough against Saints 'keeper Fraser Forster, who has kept five consecutive clean sheets since returning from injury.

Kick Off: 15:00, Liberty Stadium.

By Oliver Birch