Adkins admits rapping Southampton players ahead of Newcastle clash

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins admits steaming into his players this week after victory over QPR.

Saints are desperate to make it two wins in a row.

Adkins had to interrupt the players in training to remind them that this was yet another relegation showdown.

He said: “After the first 20 minutes of the session I stopped and said, ‘Don’t think what you have done last week is going to be good enough — you have got to be on it every single training session’.

“The final hour was absolutely bang on!”

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