Football - Saints sweating on full-backs

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino could be without two of his first-choice full-backs for the Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom.

PA Sport Report

Both Nathaniel Clyne and Luke Shaw are struggling with knocks picked up in the latter stages of pre-season but could yet feature in the opening fixture at The Hawthorns.

Shaw (knee) is the most likely of the two youngsters to be involved with Clyne still recovering from a problem he picked up in Austria.

England's latest goalscorer Rickie Lambert is expected to lead the line but the fitness of Gaston Ramirez and Maya Yoshida was expected to be judged later on Friday after they travelled long-haul for midweek internationals.

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