Adkins: Davis should have dealt with conditions in Fulham clash

The Southampton goalkeeper handed the Cottagers an early lead after fumbling the ball in front of Dimitar Berbatov but his manager had little sympathy for the 36-year-old
Southampton boss Nigel Adkins believes goalkeeper Kelvin Davis should have dealt with the windy conditions better during his side's 1-1 draw with Fulham.

The 36-year-old fumbled a cross from Sascha Riether into the path of Dimitar Berbatov, who fired the Cottagers ahead after just eight minutes of the Boxing Day clash.

And, though Rickie Lambert's late penalty salvaged a point for the visitors, Adkins pulled no punches in his assessment of Davis' performance.

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He told reporters: “Some of Kelvin’s distribution was outstanding yet again.

“Kelvin has had a very quiet afternoon when you look at it. He has not really had that many things to go and do.

“The conditions are what they are. We are all accustomed to playing in the wind, rain, snow, bumpy pitches, hard pitches, dry pitches.

“You’ve just got to deal with it. You can’t complain about it.”