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Boruc avoids action over bottle throw

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc won't be facing any internal action after allegations he threw a water bottle into the crowd against Tottenham.

Boruc faced an investigation by the club after he reportedly tossed the bottle into the stands in first half of the game on October 28. But manager Nigel Adkins has confirmed that he is available to play in Saturday's match against Swansea City.

"We've had a thorough investigation into the situation against Tottenham," Adkins said on the club website. "I didn't select him for the West Bromwich Albion game, but the investigation has now been concluded to the satisfaction of the football club. Artur is now back in contention for the remaining fixtures."

Southampton have picked up just four points from their opening 10 matches in the Premier League and are bottom of the table. There have been suggestions that failure to beat Michael Laudrup's side could lead to Adkins being sacked, but that is not something he is concerning himself with.

"Let's not hide away from the fact that in football at some stage there is always a parting of the ways between a manager and a football club,'' Adkins said. "I am determined to be a success here at Southampton Football Club, the chairman is determined to be a success here at Southampton Football Club so we both share the same ambition. What we do is we get on. There doesn't need to be any talk about it. We will be a success here.''

Asked if he has spoken to chairman Nicola Cortese this week specifically about his position, he said: "There is no need to speak about my position. `It is a football club determined to be successful. We obviously spoke in the summer about our strategies and we're working very hard.

"We've now had 10 games of the season and obviously only picked four points up. We sit at the bottom. That's fact, that's reality. As we always do at the football club, we assess situations. We have to accept where we are but then we look forward and move on.

"We're obviously looking at the next run of games. We take one game at a time in respect to the next one which is at the weekend against Swansea. We are focused on winning that.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report


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