Saints believe in Davis deal

Adkins confident midfielder will be given green light

Steven Davis: Has linked up with Southampton after leaving troubled Rangers

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Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is confident that club and player did nothing wrong when Steven Davis agreed a move to the South Coast.

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Former Rangers skipper Davis has agreed to join the Saints after refusing to transfer his contract to the newco at Ibrox.

He, along with a number of former colleagues, believe that snubbing a deal in Glasgow has made them free agents.

Those to have taken matters into their own hands are, however, still waiting for their transfers to be sanctioned by FIFA.

Southampton are confident they will be given the green light, allowing Davis to form part of their Premier League plans in 2012/13.

Organised

"I've seen reports about that but we're 100 per cent certain that Steven Davis is a Southampton player," said Adkins.

"Everything is organised, everything is done and he could play at the weekend.

"He has got a little injury, he is recovering from one that he got last season at Rangers, but he is running around, kicking a football on the training ground.

"We won't risk him at the weekend, we'll make sure he is right, but he is 100 per cent a Southampton player and if he is fit, he could play tomorrow (Saturday)."