Prutton unfazed by rumours
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Prutton says that rumours over Steve Wigley's future are not affecting the players.David Prutton says that rumours over Steve Wigley's future are not affecting the Southampton players.
Former boss Paul Sturrock had eventually left the club after intense media speculation surrounding his position at St Mary's.
Wigley was the surprise choice to take over at the helm but just one win in his first five matches in charge has led to questions over his suitability for the post.
The new boss' only win came on Wednesday night with a Carling Cup triumph over Northampton but Wigley is still searching for his first league victory.
Prutton was a scorer at Sixfields and he says that the speculation that has surrounded both of their managers this term is not getting to the players.
"There is a good atmosphere in the dressing room because we all want to play well and win games for Steve," said Prutton.
"And that was exactly the case when Paul Sturrock was the manager too.
"As players, we were wrapped in cotton wool to a certain extent so all the media talk does not reach our ears and if it does filter through, we don't pay much attention to it.
"The talk about Paul Sturrock and Steve sells papers but all we want to do is just come in for training and work hard ready to do our jobs on a Saturday afternoon.
"The manager is really bright with us on the training pitch and all the lads have real faith in him."
An away win over Fulham on Saturday would help ease the burden on Wigley as he endures a difficult start to his spell at the helm.
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