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Nigel Adkins admitted he would enjoy a glass of bubbly after guiding his Southampton side to "something special" - promotion to the Barclays Premier League.
The Saints boss praised the character and professionalism of his players - and the faith of the fans.
Southampton have been promoted to the Premier League following a 4-0 win over Coventry.
Southampton's Billy Sharp celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the npower Football League Championship match at St Mary's, Southampton.
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Southampton have sealed promotion, meaning they join Reading in the Premier League next season.
Southampton are celebrating promotion back to the Premier League after a seven-year absence dominated by adversity and, at times, tragedy.