CONFIRMED: Southampton & Norwich City line-ups

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Here is how Southampton and Norwich City will line-up for this afternoon’s match.

Southampton starting XI: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (c), Ramírez, Rodriguez.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Lambert, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld, Gallagher.

Norwich City starting XI: Ruddy; Whittaker, Yobo, R Bennett, Olsson; Tettey, Johnson, Howson; Snodgrass, Pilkington, Hooper.

Subs: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, van Wolfswinkel, Hoolahan, Elmander, Redmond.

Southampton will look to build on an impressive season under Mauricio Pochettino with another home win today, with Norwich City travelling to the South Coast.

The Saints sit ninth in the Premier League table, 11 points clear of 10th placed West Ham United, and a win today will help keep the pressure on seventh placed Everton.

Their chances have been hit by the absence of midfielder Jack Cork today, but the influence of England trio Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert will still make Pochettino's men favourites.

Meanwhile, Norwich are desperate for points in a bid to pull themselves clear of the relegation zone - especially with their final four fixtures of the season being against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

With a run of fixtures like that, which may not reap many points, Norwich need to be picking up results now - which makes last weekend's 1-1 draw with Stoke that much more disappointing, and Chris Hughton's men will need to put in a top performance to overcome Southampton today.

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