Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is planning on strengthening his squad ahead of next season's crack at the npower Championship.

Saints are already being tipped to follow Norwich's lead and challenge for back-to-back promotions after they finished second in npower League One this term.

Adkins is certain to be given funds to bring in new faces and is drawing up his list of targets.

"There will be players coming in," he said.


"The good thing is we don't have to go and bring a whole team in.

"But, as everyone will do, there will be additions to the squad of players."

Adkins won the Manager of the Month award for April after guiding his side to seven wins from their last eight matches.

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