Southampton skipper Adam Lallana feels they're climbing table thanks to the board supporting manager Nigel Adkins.

Adkins' job was on the line with Saints in the drop zone. But an unbeaten three-match run has lifted them out of the bottom three.

Lallana, who starred in Sunday's 2-0 win over Newcastle, said: "It has worked not to panic. Nigel knows the lads better than anyone."