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Saints fans make the case for defence
Almost half of Saints fans believe that Nigel Adkins’ summer transfer priority should be to bolster his defence.
In an exclusive dailyecho.co.uk poll, almost 2,000 supporters voted on where Saints should strengthen before their Premier League campaign kicks off.
And 42 per cent want Adkins to add to his defensive ranks with 25 making a central midfielder their priority, 21 per cent a winger, eight per cent a goalkeeper and just four per cent a new striker.
Saints did have the second best defensive record in the Championship, conceding just 46 goals over their 46 league games.
But they are short of Premier League experience with only three of the Saints defence having featured in the top flight a handful of times.
Full story in today's Daily Echo