IN-FORM striker Che Adams insists his role will not change despite the absence of star man Danny Ings, adding how responsibility is “something I’ve been used to”.

Saints are set to be without top scorer Ings until next month as he continues to recover from minor surgery to repair damage to the meniscus in his left knee.

That leaves Adams as the main man up front, and the 24-year-old impressed against Newcastle United last time out, netting his third goal in four games during the 2-0 win.

Ings and Adams had started all eight games together in league and cup prior to the clash with the Magpies, where Theo Walcott moved into a central striking role to partner the former Birmingham City ace.

Asked if he feels like he has a different role now Ings is no longer in the side, Adams told the Daily Echo: “No, I think it’s just the same.

“Everyone knows their roles and responsibilities and I think it’s upsetting what’s happened to Ingsy, but we can only go on what we’ve got and hopefully we can get the points on Monday.

“It was a huge three points in the end (against Newcastle). We had people playing out of position but we handled it well and we played a good game I think.”

With Ings out, Adams is now the joint leading scorer in the Saints side this term with three goals, taking his tally to seven in his past 14 Premier League games stretching back to last season.

Quizzed on if that leads to the feeling of added responsibility to be the man to win the team games in the coming weeks, Adams said: “No, not really. I’m just taking each game as it comes. It’s a shame that Ingsy’s out but we just have to keep going and pick up as many points as we can.

“Definitely as a striker that’s something I’ve been used to. I’m just happy that I can help at any time.”

Early signs of a new strike partnership with Walcott looked promising, with the Everton loanee providing the assist for Adams in the win over Newcastle.

“He’s great,” said Adams of Walcott.

“A great character off the pitch as well. He’s also played as a striker so it helps with different sorts of movement and where I want the ball so it’s good.”

By virtue of playing first, Saints briefly went top of the Premier League with the 2-0 win over Steve Bruce’s men before the international break.

But with this weekend’s trip to face Wolves now being pushed back to Monday evening, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men could find themselves eighth before kick-off at Molineux, having had the longest wait of any top-flight team to get back in action, with no games in 16 days.

“(The break) has been great,” said Adams.

“We had four days off to rest and get going for the game on Monday.”

Asked what he has been doing to pass the time with the country back in lockdown, the striker said: “A bit of PlayStation and a bit of series!”

He added: “I think with the form that we’ve been in, we just want to get games one after another.

“But it’s nothing we can do, we’ve just got to concentrate for the next one.

“Wolves have been good in the Premier League in the last couple of years. Great manager, great team so it’s going to be a good game and hopefully we can get the points in the end.”