Adkins still aiming for title
Nigel Adkins refuses to settle for just winning promotion after seeing Saints power to within touching distance of the Premier League.
A travelling group of almost 3,500 Saints fans was left in jubilant mood after seeing the south-coast outfit breeze past struggling Posh at London Road to move to the brink of back-to-back promotions. Two goals in the opening 10 minutes from Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld and striker Billy Sharp set Adkins' men on the way to victory. A second Sharp goal just before the hour sealed the points. The win leaves the second-placed side five points clear of chasers West Ham with only two Championship fixtures remaining but Adkins is still out to land the title, with Saints trailing leaders Reading by three points. Adkins said: "It was a good victory away from home and the players deserve great credit for that. It was a thoroughly professional display and an excellent response to the defeat against Reading on Friday. "We are not concerning ourselves with results elsewhere or the amount of points we may need to secure promotion. We have two matches left and we want to put six more points on the board. Our aim has always been to be champions and that hasn't changed."