Adkins hails strength in depth
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is delighted with the competition for places at St Mary's.
Last Updated: 15/09/11 4:47pm
Adkins fielded a new-look back four in the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, giving full debuts to Jos Hooiveld and Danny Fox, while Belgian winger Steve de Ridder again made an impact off the bench.
"It shows we have a squad of players and that if opportunities arise for others we can deal with that," said Adkins.
"Steve de Ridder has come in and is really exciting, but he can't get in the team at the moment so we have great competition for places throughout the squad.
"We have a midfield quartet who would get into anyone's team."