Southampton boss Adkins pleased Yoshida, Gazzaniga shone in victory

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was delighted with victory over Aston Villa after shake-up his line-up.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was delighted with victory over Aston Villa after shake-up his line-up.

Adkins shook things up in a bid to change his side's fortunes, bringing in Gaston Ramirez, Maya Yoshida and Paulo Gazzaniga for their full Premier League debuts.

The latter was a surprise inclusion, with the 20-year-old Argentinian goalkeeper replacing club captain Kelvin Davis after he conceded 14 goals in Southampton's first four Premier League matches.

"They are decisions that all managers have to make," Adkins said. "Kelvin Davis is an outstanding professional. He has been fantastic since I joined this football club and has been an ever-present for us.

"I've got to make a decision about what I have to go and do. I spoke to Kelvin on Thursday about it and he reacted exactly how I imagined he would.

"He has been a total professional, got right behind the players and has given Paulo a lot of support and Paulo has gone and put in a good performance today."

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