Adkins reveals job worry
Nigel Adkins admits he does not know if he will be given time to turn things around at Southampton after their 4-1 defeat to West Ham.
Saints have now conceded 24 goals in just eight matches back in the Barclays Premier League. It is a record that has cost the south coast side this campaign and will no doubt see the position of manager Adkins come under scrutiny.
Asked how long he thinks he has to sort it out, Adkins said: "Honest answer? I don't know. That is football, I am being brutally honest with you.
"There is a vision at the football club to play a certain brand of football by passing the ball. There needs to be stability at any football club, which is important.
"But I am not naive as it's football and football is a results-driven industry. We've got a process in place that we're doing our best to adhere to, but you've got to win games of football. You've got to keep it out at one end and stick it in at the other end."
The visitors fell apart after the interval as Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan both scored within three minutes of the restart. Adam Lallana pulled one back but Noble notched a penalty and substitute Modibo Maiga wrapped it up.