"It is a good three points for us," the Saints boss said. "It is important to win our home games, especially against the teams close to us in the league.
"I thought we thoroughly deserved the victory today and, in fact, I would have liked us to have scored some more goals from the opportunities we created.
"All-in-all, we've got to be happy with the clean sheet and three points. The players stepped up to the mark.
"There might be talk [of pressure] on the outside, but the players deserve all the credit.
"They work really hard on the training ground and there is a great togetherness about them.
"They've gone out and put on a very good performance. I think if we can keep concentrating on our performances and what we want to do, we give ourselves an opportunity to go and win."