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Southampton promotion

Southampton secured their return to the Barclays Premier League after a seven-year absence with a comfortable win against already relegated Coventry.

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Southampton manager: 'We've achieved something special'

We've put a lot of hard work in and a lot of hours but we've achieved something special this season.

We achieved something special last season and I suppose it's that drive to do well.

Everyone works so hard at this football club and it's great to see the smiles and delight on the supporters' faces.

It's been a nervy week for them but it's been well worth it. Every plaudit that goes their way they richly deserve because they've worked hard for it.

I need to let it all soak in but it's been very, very special.

– Southampton manager Nigel Adkins

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