Adam Lallana helped by break
Nigel Adkins admits Southampton's two-week break from playing has given Adam Lallana the chance to return from injury without missing a game.
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Lallana picked up a knee injury during last weekend's win over Reading and the club are sweating over the full extent of the problem.
Southampton do not have a game until December 22 when Sunderland visit St Mary's, giving Lallana extra time to recover from the injury, and Adkins is hoping his skipper will be able to make a speedy recovery.
"We will assess the injury in the next few days but the good news is that we do not have a match now until December 22 so he has extra time to recover," said Adkins.
"Had there been a game this weekend, who knows? Adam's knee is immobilised and we will see how he gets on."