Nigel Adkins hailed Kelvin Davis as “unbeatable” for his match winning performance at Leeds.

The Saints keeper made a series of incredible saves to earn his side a 1-0 victory at Elland Road in a game they had no right to win on the balance of chances.

The reaction of Davis’ teammates at the final whistle – embracing him in the six yard box - told not only the story of his performance but the potential importance of the win as Saints took another step towards the Premier League.

Adkins said: “He was unbeatable, outstanding.

“He has been in good form.

“He trains very hard, Jim Stannard works him hard and him, Bart and Tommy Forecast work very hard every day and all that hard work is paying off.”

He added: “Kelvin Davis had an outstanding game, the defenders in front of him put their bodies on the line and when things aren’t going your way you’ve got to show character, you’ve got to show resolve and the players have gone and done that.

“They stuck together and ground out a fantastic three points.”