Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - Southampton v Charlton Last season: No fixture

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SOUTHAMPTON'S DAVE JONES is facing injury problems ahead of today's crucial relegation match with Charlton. Matt Le Tissier is likely to miss his third successive game (recurrence of calf injury), Carlton Palmer (ankle) is struggling, while Moroccan international Hassan Kachloul and Stuart Ripley are suffering from a flu virus. Defender Scott Hiley has a neck problem. Norwegian Claus Lundekvam is hopeful of recovering from a groin injury which caused him to limp out of last weekend's 1-1 draw against Fulham but defenders Gary Monk and Phil Warner are unavailable with one match bans. Also out are David Hirst and John Beresford (long- term knee problems) while Francis Benali (broken arm) is out until next month.

Charlton's Alan Curbishley could give a debut to Swedish international striker Martin Pringle. Curbishley has completed Pringle's signing from Benfica on loan until the end of the season. Steve Jones returns but Carl Tiler is suspended and Paul Mortimer has received a setback to the ankle injury he picked up in early December.

SOUTHAMPTON (from): Jones, Hiley, Colleter, Monkou, Lundekvam, Oakley, Dodd, Palmer, Kachloul, M.Hughes, Ostenstad, Beattie, Howells, Basham, Bridge, Ripley, Stensgaard.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC (from): Ilic, Mills, Powell, Redfearn, Rufus, Youds, Kinsella, Hunt, Robinson, Parker, Jones, Pringle, Newton, Holmes, Bright, Konchesky, Royce.

Suspensions: Southampton: Monk, Warner. Charlton: Tiler.

Referee: G Poll.