Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier feels they need a new centre-half signing.
Nigel Adkinsâ€™ side still has the worst defensive record in the Premier League this season after conceding 32 goals in 16 matches.
â€śResults have picked up but I would be looking at a couple of centre-backs in January to be honest,â€ť Le Tissier told the Daily Echo. â€śItâ€™s been a problem area and if anywhere is going to be strengthened it has to be there for me.
â€śWeâ€™re just a little but short in that department, there isnâ€™t a great deal of cover there if the first-choice centre-backs get injured.
â€śAfter a very shaky start Jose Fonte has grown into the Premier League, heâ€™s improved as the season has gone on. But there are still question marks as to whether [Maya] Yoshida can cut it in this league.
â€śFrom that point of view I would be looking for a centre-half to play alongside Fonte.â€ť