Southampton boss Adkins hails matchwinner Puncheon

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was delighted with matchwinner Jason Puncheon after victory over Reading.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was delighted with matchwinner Jason Puncheon after victory over Reading.

Puncheon was the standout player for Southampton and Adkins felt he should have had two goals today, having seen a first-half header chalked off.

"It was a great goal, I am delighted with it," Adkins said of the goal that did stand.

"Jason could have had a few more. He had a few opportunities and a perfectly good goal disallowed as well.

"But the goal is off the training ground and we have a midfield player dropping out in between the defender and the full-back.

"We get somebody in the pocket, our full-back playing up high and wide player coming inside. Good quick play and an excellent goal."

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