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Adkins wants Saints stay
10:37pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Saints News
Nigel Adkins says he doesn’t want to leave Saints but admitted “you can’t keep losing games of football.”
Saints fans have rallied round the under-fire boss, who has seen his team endure a tough start to the Premier League season after he led them to back-to-back promotions.
Last week 78 per cent of fans in a dailyecho.co.uk poll backed him to continue as boss but the pressure has now intensified again after a 2-1 defeat to Spurs and then a dismal 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Leeds.
Though Adkins made a full 11 changes for the trip to Elland Road, there were plenty of senior players in a team that just didn’t perform, which will inevitably lead to further questions over his future.
“I don’t want to be going anywhere,” he insisted.
“I love the club. I love Southampton Football Club.
“I want nothing more than for us to be successful together and I keep saying that but ultimately questions will get asked and I will front it all up as I always have done.
“There needs to be stability but you can’t keep losing games of football.”
He added: “People are always going to go and talk.
“Our football club wants to be successful and stability is always important at any football club.
“We want to be successful and have just had two back-to-back promotions but we have to keep kicking on and driving on.
“The chairman will make the decisions that are right for the football club and our relationship needs to be good and we have to work hard for what we’re doing.
“I have to take full responsibility for the team that crosses the white line.
“We have to address anything and if it is going wrong then we’ve got to address it any way we can for the sake of this football club because that’s what it’s about.
“The supporters have been magnificent to me, the players have gone and performed over the years but I take responsibility.
“All I want is the best for Southampton Football Club.”