Shearer on Saints win

Last updated : 06 October 2003 By Martyn Elliott

But, in addition to breaking goalscoring records Shearer indicated that an attempt on the cliché-use world record could also be on the cards.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "It was just what we needed and it was three big points for us, as it actually doubled our tally. That was important but it's even more important that we stay on the winning trail.

"All the players are relieved. It was a result the whole football club needed - the chairman, the manager, the players, and also the fans.

"There was a little bit of music in the dressing-room - something that we haven't heard for a few games.

"It's nice to see one or two smiling faces again after all the doom and gloom and I hope we can go on from here.

"It's very important that we do not rest on our laurels. Yes, we've got to enjoy this victory but there is still a heck of a lot of work to get this football club back where it belongs.

"Last season we went from 19th to third but I think that would be very difficult this time because we have given the top clubs a bit of a start.

"But if we don't do it, it won't be for the want of trying. But let's take one game at a time and we are not out of the woods yet, even though this was a big three points.

"Hopefully, we have turned the corner but nobody is counting their chickens yet. We still have a long way to go but we are certainly on the right road."