DANNY Ings is confident Che Adams will find his feet at Saints after admitting his own difficulties in adapting to the Premier League.

During Burnley’s first season in the Premier League, it took Ings seven games to register his first goal, with Adams currently sat on nine top-flight appearances.

Despite this, the former Liverpool forward is certain Adams will be able to get off the mark for Saints.

“I don’t think I need to put an arm around him at all,” explained Ings.

“He believes in his own ability and it’s an ability that’s been proved by the amount of goals he scored last year.

“He knows where the goal is. When you sometimes come to a new club, getting that first goal can be tricky. 

“I remember when I first came up to the Premier League with Burnley, it took me a long time to score my first goal, so that can happen.

“Che is an outstanding goalscorer. He is a nightmare for defenders and the goals will come.”

At the beginning of the season, Ings found himself playing second fiddle to Adams.

The ex-Burnley ace was consigned to a role on the bench but made it his mission to show Ralph Hasenhuttl he’s worthy of a starting berth.

And with Adams faltering, Ings took his opportunity when it presented itself and embarked on a run which saw him net six goals in seven games.

The 27-year-old admitted that Adams' summer arrival helped spur him on to improve his own performances and give Hasenhuttl something to think about.

This eventually led to Ings replacing his teammate in the starting XI.

“If any club didn’t have any competition with the strikers, it wouldn’t be healthy – you would be more worried," explained Southampton-born Ings.

“Any player that comes to a club wants to play. Che is very hungry to play. You can see it. He is strong, powerful and quick.

“We are different types of strikers that can also play a factor and I saw myself on the bench for a few games at the start of the season which was frustrating.

“You want to put the shirt on, do well and score goals but you have to respect the manager’s decision.

“If you go the other way and become a bad egg around the place it doesn’t go well for you. I support any striker who is playing. If it’s not me, then I’ll wish them the best. At the same time, I believe in my ability and, hopefully, I can show everybody that as well.”