Moroccan international Tahar El Khalej is expected to deputise for Lundekvam who serves a one-match ban after being sent off at Leeds last month.
Midfielder Chris Marsden has an ankle injury while Matt Le Tissier is battling to recover from a calf injury and captain Jason Dodd is still ruled out by a long-term knee problem.
Our injury problems have been well documented. Teddy Sheringham (ankle), Darren Anderton (Achilles), Tim Sherwood (thigh strain) and Oyvind Leonhardsen (dead leg) are in treatment after picking up problems this week.
Goran Bunjevcevic (ankle) may return after his injury at Everton last month but Steffen Iversen (ankle) joins Stephen Clemence (knee ligaments) and Stephen Carr (knee) on the long-term list after sustaining his problem on international duty.
Ben Thatcher, Willem Korsten (both hip), Chris Armstrong (abdomen) and Anthony Gardner (knee) all remain out.
To make it unlucky 13, Gus Poyet is suspended after his red card at Everton.
Southampton manager Stuart Gray will be without Norwegian defender Claus Lundekvam for Sunday's clash.