Pardew To Change Formation?

Last updated : 01 November 2007 By Paul Crisp
After three defeats in a week and five goals conceded, Pardew may shore up his defence by packing the midfield in a 4-5-1 formation, which was used in the victory against rivals Crystal Palace.

The formation would see Chris Iwelumo as the lone striker, with Luke Varney and Lloyd Sam on the wings.

Young defender Grant Basey looked comfortable on his debut against QPR and will keep his place at left-back.

Possible side for Southampton: Weaver, Mills, Sodje, Fortune, Basey, Varney, Semedo, Reid (c), Zheng, Sam, Iwelumo

Subs: Randolph, Racon, McLeod, Ambrose, Bougherra