Saints 'sticking with Adkins'

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Under-fire Southampton manager Nigel Adkins will remain at the helm for Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea, Press Association Sport understands.

The 47-year-old's position at the helm has come under increasing scrutiny after the side's poor start to life back in the top flight following a seven-year absence. Despite leading the club to back-to-back promotions, reports have intensified this week suggesting executive chairman Nicola Cortese is set to relieve Adkins of his duties.

The Saints boss is said have held talks with the Italian on Tuesday and Press Association Sport understands he will remain in charge for this weekend's game with Swansea.

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