Adkins- Saints will cope

Jose Fonte picked up his fifth booking of the season during Saturday`s win over Cheltenham while Lee Holmes, Frazer Richardson and Rickie Lambert all went off before half-time and have joined Danny Butterfield on the treatment table.

Adkins told the club`s official website: "It gives people opportunities. Dan Seaborne will be fit for next week and young Aaron Martin, who is itching to play, will be available next week.

"It gives Jose a bit of time to recover.

"Lee Holmes definitely won`t be available (for the trip to Hartlepool) because it looks like quite a serious one he`s got.

"Frazer is a minor one and Rickie`s we think is a minor one, so we will have to wait and see."

Source: PA

Source: PA