Nigel Adkins On Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana is our biggest concern as he has often been the catalyst from which the team plays best. He was missed quite badly against Notts County on Saturday.
With Dean Hammond also out and now Richard Chaplow the midfield is starting to look a tad threadbare.
Nigel has told the OS that he will not push the players for a quick return. Talking about Dean and Adam he said that both were good players and that he expects them to return sooner rather than later.
That is not the same as saying that they will rush them back because we need them. In fact Nigel has said that with the excellent medical staff at the club the players will be monitored individually to decide when they are ready.
I happen to agree with him when he says that it is much better to miss an extra game than to return to early and miss half a dozen.
Hopefully all three of our midfielders will be back soon and we will have no cause to miss their input on matchdays.