Jaidi poised to make Saints return

Defender Radhi Jaidi could return to Alan Pardew's Southampton side for the visit of Hartlepool to St Mary's in League One on Tuesday night.

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Jaidi: Should be available

Jaidi: Should be available

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The centre-half missed Saturday's 3-0 win at MK Dons with a hamstring tweak but Pardew expects him to be available again.

The news is not so good for fellow defender Wayne Thomas, who will miss the Pools game and Sunday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final showpiece at Wembley after tearing his calf in training.

Thomas has been filling in at right-back recently with Jon Otsemebor and Graeme Murty (both ankle) sidelined, so left-back Dan Harding was forced to switch flanks on Saturday.

Midfielder Lloyd James (ankle), who can also play at right-back, returned on the bench against the Dons and provides another option.

Striker David Connolly recovered from a groin injury to appear as late substitute and should be involved again.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Swindon  
Bradford v Port Vale  
Bristol C v MK Dons  
Chesterfld v Notts Co  
Coventry v Preston  
Crawley v Yeovil  
Crewe v Colchester  
Leyton Or v Rochdale  
Oldham v Scunthorpe  
Peterboro v Fleetwood  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 9 11 21
2 MK Dons 8 10 16
3 Peterboro 9 4 16
4 Swindon 8 7 15
5 Chesterfld 8 4 14
6 Bradford 9 2 14
7 Rochdale 9 7 13
8 Preston 8 5 13
9 Fleetwood 9 2 13
10 Sheff Utd 8 -1 13
11 Coventry 9 0 12
12 Gillingham 9 -1 12
13 Yeovil 9 -2 12
14 Oldham 9 0 11
15 Doncaster 8 -2 11
16 Notts Co 8 1 10
17 Leyton Or 8 0 10
18 Crawley 9 -8 10
19 Barnsley 8 0 9
20 Walsall 9 -4 8
21 Port Vale 9 -6 8
22 Scunthorpe 9 -12 7
23 Colchester 9 -4 6
24 Crewe 8 -13 4

Updated Sun, 21 Sep 2014

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