The midfielder has featured as a substitute in our last four Premiership fixtures and now gets more playing time under his belt at St Marys.
Goran Bunjevcevic also returns and provides the experience with Calum Davenport and Johnnie Jackson in what is another young squad - Academy players Jamie Davis and Jacques Maghoma maintain their places in the team.
We travel to St Marys four points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Barclays Reserve League South having won nine matches on the trot. Southampton are fifth.
Squad: Burch, McKenna, Lee, Davenport, Bunjevcevic, Davis, Huddlestone, Jackson, Daniels, Maghoma, Barcham, Smith, Forecast, Lewis, Dawkins, Hamed.
Tom Huddlestone returns to reserve action as our title-chasers travel to Southampton tonight.