NIGE KNOCKS ILLEGAL RAP
SOUTHAMPTON boss Nigel Adkins insists he did not make an illegal approach for Blackpool winger Matt Phillips.
Seasiders boss Ian Holloway insists a Premier League side had tapped up the 21-year-old – and that he could prove it.
Adkins admitted Saints were in for Phillips, but was adamant it had all been above board.
He said: “It’s a shame that Blackpool have had to go via the media in the way that they have done.
“We like to think that we do everything properly, by the book.”