No excuses for Saints - Cork
Jack Cork insists Southampton have "no excuses" as they go in search of a promotion-clinching victory against Coventry on Saturday.
Saints know three points in front of a sell-out St Mary's will secure promotion back to the Premier League and midfielder Cork - albeit expecting a tough test against his former loan club who have already been relegated - is targeting just that.
"There's no excuses why we shouldn't do it," he told the club's official website. "We've been so consistent all season and we should go out on Saturday and put a good performance in.
"It's a game that a lot of people say we should win but we've found this season that a lot of games aren't as easy as people say they should be. We've just got to go and play like we can at our best to try and get something from it."
He added: "I was at Coventry for three months on loan (in 2009), so I saw a few of the players and how good they were. It's unfortunate for them to be relegated because they are a massive club.
"When you are relegated and you are playing your last game of the season, you don't want to give up and turn over. It's not going to be an easy game so we're going to have to get at them."