SAINTS boss Russell Martin says they will "have to assess" Flynn Downes injury, but is confident Che Adams will be fit for Tuesday's game against Bristol City.

The Scotland international was withdrawn at half time, in place of loanee David Brooks, with Martin later finding out that Adams suffered a calf problem.

Downes was also forced off after just 33 minutes with Bournemouth loanee Joe Rothwell replacing him in the middle.

Saints went 2-0 down shortly after but Martin's side produced a brilliant second-half fightback to come out on top in the eight-goal thriller.

Speaking after the game, Martin told the Daily Echo: "We’ll have to assess Flynn (Downes) and see. We have got a relentless schedule right now.

"Che didn’t go off injured. He could have carried on but he has got a knock. I wasn’t aware of his injury, I just felt we needed a winger on that side of the pitch against the back five.

"We were finding it hard to break down. So it was Che (Adams) or Adam (Armstrong) and it was so difficult because they are both top players.

"We felt Arma suited the game more than Che did at that point. Che has been amazing, he’ll be fine and he’ll be a big player for us.

"But, yeah he had a knock as well. I didn’t know until after but they’re really confident he’ll be fine for Tuesday."

Saints are back in Championship action against Bristol City on Tuesday and Martin insisted that he will need the squad to be ready for that trip.

He continued: "The squad is not very big, it’s extremely talented but it’s not very big so we’re going to have to use everyone.

"I keep saying that but it becomes more evident for them that they will need to be ready. The guys that came on were ready today.

"I’m sure there will be a change or two on Tuesday, they will need to be ready to perform again from the start."