Saints trio could be back to face Hornets

Southampton could welcome back defenders Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares and Jeremy Pied at Watford.

Hoedt (concussion), Soares (hamstring) and Pied (leg) have all returned to training and their fitness will be assessed before kick-off.

Striker Charlie Austin remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Provisional Southampton squad: McCarthy, Forster, Bertrand, Stephens, Yoshida, Hoedt, Soares, Pied, Gardos, McQueen, Bednarek, Targett, Romeu, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Long, Gabbiadini, Sims.