Adkins: Kane and Wright a thorn in Saints' side

SOUTHAMPTON boss Nigel Adkins was left 'bitterly disappointed' by his side's 3-2 defeat to Millwall last night – but conceded that Lions duo Harry Kane and Josh Wright deserved to be on the winning side.

18-year-old Kane was superb all evening, teeing up Liam Trotter's second goal in as many games before taking the quick free-kick that led to Liam Feeney's match-winning effort.

Wright, meanwhile, was the lynchpin of Millwall's midfield as Kenny Jackett's men came from behind to win away from home for the first time since March 2009.

"It is not a good night for us," Adkins told the BBC. "Obviously we wanted to win the tie and I thought we had enough on the pitch to do that. When we got ourselves 2-1 in front, we should have seen the game out.

"I am bitterly disappointed because I want to win every buy lexapro generic game of football – Kane up front gave our two centre-halves a very challenging evening and they have got to do better than that.

"I pick the team, I make the decisions, its my responsibility and tonight was not good enough. Although we clawed ourselves back in front, we should have gone and seen the game out"

Lions boss Jackett made several changes to his line-up for the FA Cup fourth round replay, including Josh Wright in his side for only the second time – and Adkins admitted the midfielder impressed.

He added: "Josh, who I had at Scunthorpe, has had a field day because we got nowhere near him and they just passed through us for fun – I am very, very disappointed because I wanted to get through this game."

Conor Sefton


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