Saints chief eyes triple exit
Nigel Adkins has confirmed that Lee Barnard, Ryan Dickson and Jonathan Forte can leave Southampton in this transfer window.
The Saints chief is on the lookout to bolster his squad with more new faces having already drafted in Nathaniel Clyne, Steve Davis, Jay Rodriguez and Paulo Gazzaniga ahead of their return to the Premier League. However Adkins is determined to make some more room on the wage bill by allowing a number of fringe players to depart between now and the end of the month. On the trio, who have only been used in Saints' development squad friendlies so far in pre-season, Adkins told BBC Radio Solent: "It's fair to say that (they can leave). "We want to try and do it early enough for them and I know their agents have been working actively." "They are fit but they need to play football as well so everyone is working very hard to create a win, win situation," he added. "There has been interest in them because they are of good quality and I would imagine as the month progresses something more concrete will materialise." The 28-year-old forward, Barnard, has been at the Saints since January 2010 after joining on a free transfer from Southend, while 25-year-old defender, Dickson, spent last season on loan at Leyton Orient. Meanwhile, 26-year-old Forte spent much of last season on loan at Notts County after joining Saints in January 2011.