Southampton boss Adkins happy with new Ward-Prowse deal

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is pleased midfielder James Ward-Prowse has penned a new five-year deal. Adkins was delighted to see Ward-Prowse commit his future to the club until 2017.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is pleased midfielder James Ward-Prowse has penned a new five-year deal.

Adkins was delighted to see Ward-Prowse commit his future to the club until 2017.

The Southampton manager said: "As one of the youngsters coming through the system, James has done ever so well since he stepped up to the first team during pre-season.

"He started the first game of the season and played there on merit [because] he works hard in training.

"He's a great lad in respect of being a role model for the younger players, and he works very hard at his game every single day.

"We're delighted that we've got a hungry and ambitious young man who has now committed his longer-term future to the football club."

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