NIGEL Adkins has not ruled out bringing even more new faces into St Mary’s.

Premier League clubs are allowed to acquire free agents following the closure of the summer transfer window.

“What we’ve got to do is quickly get the players we’ve got to become a group,” he said.

“There was mass speculation on the transfer window shutting and then it shuts and within a few hours the phone is going again.

“(People say) ‘Oh, this player is now a free agent, do you want him?’ - this, that and the other.

“It is never-ending.

“The important thing is you can’t underestimate the value of team spirit.

“Winning teams have great team spirit but, likewise, you’ve got to keep improving all the time.”