Southampton striker Danny Ings believes that summer signing Che Adams will find his feet at St. Mary’s, despite the 23-year-old enduring a slow start to life on the south coast.
Adams signed for Saints from Birmingham in the summer for £15m, after he scored 22 goals for the Blues in the Championship last term.
However, since arriving in Hampshire, the ex-Sheffield United front man has struggled for form and is still awaiting his first goal for the club.
Adams’ performances have led to him being left out of the club’s starting-eleven for the Saints’ games against Everton, Manchester City, Leicester, Wolves, Chelsea and Tottenham – with his last start coming back in mid-September against Bournemouth (via Transfermarkt).
Ings believes that his strike-partner will come good in Hampshire, however, telling the Daily Echo: “I don’t think I need to put an arm around him at all.
“He believes in his own ability and it’s an ability that’s been proved by the amount of goals he scored last year.
“He knows where the goal is. When you sometimes come to a new club, getting that first goal can be tricky.
“I remember when I first came up to the Premier League with Burnley, it took me a long time to score my first goal [7 games], so that can happen.
“Che is an outstanding goalscorer. He is a nightmare for defenders and the goals will come.”
With Southampton’s form and the unwelcome position the club currently find themselves in considered, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl could perhaps do with throwing Adams another lifeline.
As Ings touched on, he is clearly a talented goalscorer – proven by his performances for Birmingham last term – and when he does finally get that first goal, it could prove a major boost.
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