Southampton's Jack Cork was quick to back under-pressure manager Nigel Adkins after Saturday's impressive, if ultimately frustrating, 1-1 draw against Swansea.

Saints came into the match under no illusions of how important it was to pick up a victory, as speculation mounted over the future of their manager. Adkins was buoyed by his players' response at St Mary's, where they looked on course for victory when Morgan Schneiderlin nodded them ahead, but a defensive lapse allowed the Swans to level.

"The gaffer has done great here these two years," Cork said.

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