Nigel Adkins praises Southampton's Kelvin Davis for vital contribution in victory

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Former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has praised Kelvin Davis for his performance against Burnley.

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has praised the impact of Kelvin Davis at the weekend.

The 38-year-old goalkeeper was called off the bench as early as the 14th minute to come on for Fraser Forster who had gone injured.

Adkins used his twitter page to commend Davis' performance in the 2-0 win, commenting that the importance of a solid back-up was proven.

Davis was part of the Southampton squad during Adkins time at the club, and has been with the club since 2006.

Southampton have Artur Boruc out on loan at Bournemouth at present, but a report in the Bournemouth Echo this morning stated the Saints will not be recalling the Polish goalkeeper despite Forster's injury.

The extent of Forster's injury is currently being assessed, and the international break seems to have come at a good time for Southampton.

If he is not ready to return for their final push in April and May, Davis provided assurance with his calm display against Burnley that he will be able to step in adequately.

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