Adkins delighted with Southampton character for Fulham draw

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was pleased with their character shown in drawing 2-2 with Fulham. Jose Fonte's last-gasp header earned a point that Adkins knows could have easily been three.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was pleased with their character shown in drawing 2-2 with Fulham.

Jose Fonte's last-gasp header earned a point that Adkins knows could have easily been three.

"Obviously I am delighted we've come back so late on after going behind, but disappointed to concede the goals we did," Adkins said.

"The first half was good. We passed the ball well at certain stages.

"We scored a good goal from a set play and could have maybe scored some more so the first half was very pleasing.

"The second half Fulham have come out and had a bit more possession of the ball. It was too open for our liking.

"We weren't compact enough in our pressing as a team and we conceded a couple of poor goals.

"We'd like to think we could've done better with them, but there was great character from the players to score at the very end.

"You've got to take your chances when they're presented. We had several good opportunities throughout the course of the game."

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