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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 November, 2004, 23:35 GMT
Wigley fears for future at Saints
Southampton have yet to win a Premiership match under Wigley
Southampton boss Steve Wigley has admitted he fears for his future after his side's shocking 5-2 defeat to Watford in the Carling Cup.

"It was an horrific result and an horrific performance - the players had words with each other," said Wigley, who has yet to win in the Premiership.

"But it is me who takes responsibility. People like me are vulnerable.

"It is difficult to be kind about the performance - from the players, from me, everybody."

I can't say what the future holds for me but I would like to prepare the team for Portsmouth
Steve Wigley
Wigley took the reigns at Southampton in August when Paul Sturrock left St Mary's by mutual agreement after just five-and-a-half months in charge.

But visiting fans lost patience at Vicarage Road as the Premiership side conceded four goals after half-time.

Wigley absolved young goalkeeper Alan Blayney from blame for any of the goals and added: "I'll take a long hard look at myself and see what I'm like in the morning.

"I haven't had time to speak to the chairman because I have been on the end of three different inquests already.

"I wouldn't think that anybody connected with the football club wants to speak to me at the moment.

"But people are sure to have lost a bit of faith after that."

Southampton's next match is the south coast derby against Portsmouth on Saturday.

"We are playing Portsmouth on Saturday in a local derby and that should demand only a positive response," he said.

"I can't say what the future holds for me but I would like to prepare the team for Portsmouth."




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