MATT Le Tissier believes Saints possess the mental strength needed to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.

Nigel Adkins’ men further improved their chances of reaching the top flight by demolishing Derby 4-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday to move back to the head of the Championship.

Nearest rivals West Ham can overhaul them again tonight, but even then Saints would still be left in a most enviable position.

With just over two months of the season remaining, however, the pressure in the promotion race is beginning to really intensify.

But Saints legend Le Tissier, pictured below, is confident that the club have the players to cope with the mental strain.

“I haven’t seen anything which makes me think they might be fragile in that department,” he said.

“I’m positive about everything and keeping everything crossed that we go and finish the job off.”

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