Jay Rodriguez has confirmed that he is feeling good and hopes to be involved for Southampton’s visit of former club Burnley on Sunday.
The 27-year-old England striker moved to the Saints from his home-town club in a £7million deal in 2012 but has only lined up against them on one occasion during that time, mainly because of his numerous injury issues on the south coast.
Rodriguez spent over a year on the sidelines after suffering anterior cruciate knee ligament damage in April 2014, while he has since been plagued by several problems since.
A groin injury has sidelined him of late, but Rodriguez has been in training during the international break and is looking to play some part against the Clarets this weekend.
He said: “I’m hoping to be fit for the game. I’ve had a tight groin, but I’ve taken the opportunity to get some rehab with the physio to stop it getting any tighter.
“There’s no problem with the scan, I’ve just had a bit of discomfort. But I feel good and I’m looking forward to it.
“There are a lot of games coming up and I’m just trying to get a run of games now.”