Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will welcome back young full back Kyle Walker-Peters for the trip to West Ham, he confirmed on the club’s official website.
Walker-Peters missed last weekend’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa due to a calf problem but has since returned to training.
The Tottenham loanee has made just one appearance for the Saints since signing for them in January but is an option for Saturday’s trip to out of form West Ham.
Hasenhuttl will be without key attacker Nathan Redmond for the coming few weeks after he picked up a hamstring injury.
The Englishman has missed the last two matches due to the same problem and is expected to be back after the international break.
“So far it looks good,” Hasenhüttl revealed, when asked about his squad selection. “Reddie is still out, so it will take maybe a little longer. But Walker-Peters is back in training.
“He’s trained well this week. That’s one more option we have.
“Redmond will take time, I think about one month. Hopefully not longer. Maybe after the international break he can play again, that is the schedule at the moment.”
Southampton head into this weekend in 12th place, a comfortable 10 points clear of opponents West Ham who occupy the last relegation place.
The Saints lost the reverse fixture 1-0 back in December.