Southampton’s first match of 2023, at home to Nottingham Forest, will now take place on Wednesday 4th January, kicking off at 7.30pm GMT.
The game against last season’s Championship play-off winners was originally pencilled in for Monday 2nd January.
Otherwise, Saints’ festive schedule remains unchanged, though the Boxing Day showdown with Brighton at St Mary’s (3pm GMT) will be screened live on Amazon Prime.
The meeting with the Seagulls will mark Saints’ return to competitive action after the six-week winter break for the World Cup.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men will still travel to Fulham on New Year’s Eve (3pm GMT) as originally scheduled.
To view the updated fixture list in full, click here.