Southampton boss Adkins: I don't fear dreaded vote of confidence

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins doesn't fear any 'vote of confidence' from higher up after defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins doesn't fear any 'vote of confidence' from higher up after defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

They have collected only four points out of a possible 30 and conceded 28 goals - the worst defensive record in the top flight.

Adkins said: "I don't think anybody needs to give anyone a vote of confidence because if you do, then we all turn around and say, 'he's got the dreaded vote of confidence'.

"We need to win and I believe we can do it. I'm very proud and privileged to be the Southampton manager. I'll stand out and lead from the front as I've always done.

"I'm very positive. I know I'm a better manager today than when I joined Southampton. I know I've improved a lot.

"But someone is always going to be the favourite [to be sacked], and if you're bottom of the league, well, you should be the favourite probably.

"I'm not going to hide away from that. But what a great challenge we face."

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