posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 02:07 PM
Southampton will be without striker James Beattie for six weeks after it was confirmed the striker broke his toe in Saturday's goalless draw with
It is just the news head coach Steve Wigley did not need as he searches not only for a first win in charge but a way to remain in his job beyond
Wigley does not have the required UEFA Pro Licence and unless Southampton can secure an extension he will have to hand over the reins in
And amid this mess, Southampton lie third from bottom of the Barclays Premiership having garnered just a single point in six games since Wigley
replaced Paul Sturrock.
Wigley had spoken of Southampton being due a change of luck and in avoiding defeat on Saturday they did receive a welcome slice of good fortune - only
to discover that Beattie will be sidelined for a month and a half with a displaced fracture of the little toe on his left foot.