Southampton seeking pick-me-up against Leeds United in Capital One Cup
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Southampton will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Capital One Cup tonight when they take on Leeds in the fourth round.
Nigel Adkins' team are struggling on their return to the Premier League, with Sunday's 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Tottenham the latest setback.
Adkins, whose team are in the bottom three, said: "It is a very, very quick turnaround.
"In the Capital One Cup we have utilised the squad and we will do that again on Tuesday night up at Leeds.
"We have got a squad of players that all work very, very hard and we'll utilise the squad on Tuesday evening."
Jay Rodriguez netted twice in the previous round as Saints saw off Sheffield Wednesday with relative ease.
The former Burnley striker netted his third goal for his new club on Sunday, lashing home from close range in the second half.
"He has come in, he is a young lad and works ever so hard on the training ground," Adkins said of Rodriguez.
"He works ever so hard on the pitch and needs to have a little bit of belief.
"His movement is exceptional as far as I am concerned. He has got a very good goal-scoring record so we know he can scores goals but, like everyone, he needs a little bit of time."
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