Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was thrilled with goal scorer Gaston Ramirez in victory over Newcastle United.

Ramirez shone in an impressive forward quartet of Adam Lallana, Jason Puncheon and Rickie Lambert.

"Obviously you've got to get used to it all," Adkins said of Ramirez, who joined from Serie A outfit Bologna in the summer.

"Gaston missed the start of the season as it was before he signed and then he got injured," he added.

"He hasn't lasted the full game today but when he was on the field of play he was exhilarating."