Southampton striker Che Adams has called on the club’s supporters to remain patient following their recent appalling run of form.
The Saints enjoyed a strong start to the season under former Swansea City manager Russell Martin, winning three of their opening four fixtures.
They suffered a humiliating Carabao Cup exit to Gillingham last month, going down 3-1 to the League Two side amidst their strong start to the 2023/24 campaign.
Their form took a sharp decline in September, with the Saints losing four games in a row this month, which has seen them plummet to the bottom half of the Championship rankings.
Martin’s side have netted two goals over the course of their horrendous run of form while shipping in 12 at the other end and have the worst defensive record in the division.
Adams, who has been one of the best performers for Southampton this season, racking up three goals and two assists in seven Championship games, remains optimistic they can turn their fortunes around.
“It has been difficult suffering a few heavy defeats, but I don’t think that’s taken away from the character in the squad,” Adams said (via Leeds Live).
“I think we’ve handled it well. The Middlesbrough game and the Ipswich game we should have at least taken a point.
“I’ve played in the Championship for a few seasons – you just have to be resilient because it’s a long season.
“It’s a matter of sticking with us and coming through the hard bits because once we do it will be so nice, and everyone will enjoy it.”
Both clubs were relegated from the Premier League last season, but Daniel Farke’s side have started their season strongly and are in sixth place in the Championship.
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