Oliver Lancashire has spoken of the importance of seeing Walsall out of the drop zone for the first time since early October.
Lancashire was at the heart of a Saddlers rearguard which kept a third successive clean sheet to shut out his former employers Southampton on Tuesday night as Jon Macken's strike clinched a crucial 1-0 victory.
The three points finally moved Walsall out of the bottom four, something they have not experienced since the 2-1 home triumph over Exeter on October 9.
"It was a great result," Lancashire told the club's official website. "The boys dug in for the full 90 minutes to get our reward.
"To see us out of the relegation zone is a big thing. We now head to Swindon full of confidence and determined to get another three points."
He added: "The win is sure to make other clubs sit up and take notice."