Adkins: Players should take credit, but pressure is still on after win at QPR
21:33 GMT, 17 November 2012
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins
heaped praise on his players after their win over fellow strugglers QPR
but admitted that he remains under pressure.
The visitors completely outplayed Mark Hughes' team to move four points clear of the west Londoners.
But with his side still facing an uphill battle to stay in the top flight, Adkins refused to get carried away.
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'In the Premier League, you're always going to get the media attention and whether you're at the top or the bottom, it is only going to intensify,' he said.
'Every game brings its own pressures, its own demands.'
Asked if he thought the win helped to relieve the pressure on his own position, Adkins added: 'I am a manager in the Premier League.
'You guys (the media) are always going to keep the pressure on everybody.
'Today was a good performance again and it shows a good, growing maturity about the players.
'You could see again that we have players maturing all the time. There were some really good performances.
'We had a good defensive shape today. We know we can score goals and there is a confidence growing all the time among the players.'