Search

Southampton boss discusses selection policy ahead of Chelsea clash

11:58 04 January 2013

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at St Mary

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire.

PA Wire

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins Adkins is planning to name a stronger line-up than used in the Capital One Cup for the FA Cup third-round tie with holders Chelsea on Saturday.

Adam Lallana remains out with a knee injury, although Nathaniel Clyne could come into contention and Gaston Ramirez is available after sustaining a dead leg against Arsenal.

Emmanuel Mayuka is also available before leaving for African Nations Cup duty with Zambia.

“The Capital One Cup was a great opportunity to play some of the younger players, who have now gone on to play for us in the Premier League,” Adkins said.

“I want to go and win the game against Chelsea, but I also have to be mindful that we have had a run of fixtures that are very close together.

“I have to make sure we arrive on the pitch on Saturday full of energy and not risking anyone picking up a serious injury.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Charlie Austin (left) and Bobby Zamora will be gunning for Tottenham at Loftus Road tomorrow

Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham to watch out for QPR’s frontmen Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora in tomorrow’s London derby at Loftus Road.

07:15
Sylvain Wiltord (centre) celebrates after putting Arsenal 2-0 up in theirFA Cup win at Old Trafford in 2003

Terry Neill says Arsenal’s FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United on Monday evening could be “a defining game” for both sides’ stuttering seasons.

Andros Townsend scored his first goal from open play for Tottenham this season as Mauricio Pochettino's side beat Swansea 3-2 at White Hart Lane last night

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend says his much-needed “trademark goal” against Swansea will give him a valuable confidence boost – and he feels the same about the team’s victory at White Hart Lane.

Yesterday, 09:00
Hampstead and Westminster's James Simpson (left) celebrates his goal against Reading. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster’s men were unable to alleviate their relegation fears in the Premier Division as they twice lost the lead at home in a 2-2 draw against Reading on Saturday.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

#TheDress features in a poignant Salvation Army campaign against domestic violence.

IS are intent on destroying everything they consider to be idolatry.

Describing Kiki Muddar as a “manipulative, wicked woman” Judge Christopher Moss QC jailed her for 18 years.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder