Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is confident their deal for Rangers midfielder Steven Davis will stand.

Southampton are confident they will be given the green light, allowing Davis to form part of their Premier League plans in 2012/13.

"I've seen reports about that but we're 100 per cent certain that Steven Davis is a Southampton player," said Adkins.

"Everything is organised, everything is done and he could play at the weekend.

"He has got a little injury, he is recovering from one that he got last season at Rangers, but he is running around, kicking a football on the training ground.

"We won't risk him at the weekend, we'll make sure he is right, but he is 100 per cent a Southampton player and if he is fit, he could play tomorrow (Saturday)."