'Getting better since' – Tons of Saints fans praise ex-figure for giving match-winner a chance | Vital Southampton
James Ward-Prowse’s winner against Watford will be a goal that will stick with Southampton fans for years to come, and former manager Nigel Adkins was quick to praise his former player.
Practice makes permanent. Free kick winner from the talented & hard working @Prowsey16 for @SouthamptonFC in yesterday’s @premierleague victory over @WatfordFC #development #SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/w8KJk4Pl6K
— Nigel Adkins (@TheNigelAdkins) December 1, 2019
The ex-Southampton manager was the man who handed Ward-Prowse his first start in the Saints first-team as stats from Transfermarkt show, with Adkins giving the then-teenager his debut in the Premier League in the 2012/13 Premier League season.
Adkins has remained a fan favourite at St. Mary’s since being the manager to take Southampton from League One to a Premier League stable, and his praising message to Ward-Prowse was met with a great reception from Saints supporters on social media.
Here’s what Southampton fans had to say about Adkins’ post about Ward-Prowse on Twitter, with lots of supporters praising their former manager for handing the now 25-year-old midfielder the chance to develop into a key first-team player…
You gave him his big start Nigel..i remember opening day vs City and he never looked out of place only getting better since
— Barry Doyle (@Saint_Barry) December 1, 2019
Brilliant timing from the @SouthamptonFC pitch side adverts too: “how”!
— Pissing On Markus’ Legacy (@Bridgey1982) December 1, 2019
I could watch that for hours
— sted4321 (@Rob___Edwards) December 1, 2019
Your always be a saint Nigel
— Darren lillywhite (@dazzer30) December 1, 2019
Legend Nige. Legend.
— 𝓣𝓸𝓶𝓶𝔂 (@we8pompey84) December 2, 2019
Appreciate you still watch us. Started watching Saints when you took over, total respect for you Nigel definitely one of the good guys
— Tyke Paul (@paul_tyke) December 1, 2019
Ward-Prowse will be aiming to keep up this form in mid-week when Norwich City become the latest relegation-threatened side to take on the Saints on the south coast.