The Tigers are unbeaten in their last four and have scored 11 in their last three games.
Adkins' side overtook Wednesday on goal difference in the Championship after a 5-0 win over Burton Albion on Tuesday night yet despite acknowledging they are not mathematically safe, the former Sheffield United manager praised the team for their recent form before welcoming Wednesday to the KCOM Stadium,
“We’re 10 points clear and 16th in the division and I’ve just told the players ‘Well done’ but now the focus is on getting ready to play Sheffield Wednesday at home," he said.
“We want to keep playing well. We’ve put ourselves in a better position but from my point of view we’re getting ready for the next game."
Adkins added: “We’ve got to keep focused because it’s still mathematically possible where teams can still do it. But it’s gone a long way towards making sure we’re in the Championship next season.”
"We knew it was going to be a challenging fixture, a Tuesday night at Burton, they needed the victory as much as we wanted the victory.
"We had an excellent victory at the weekend against QPR and we have talked since then about getting our mentality right and we have done all of the horrible things that you have got to do to win a game of football right.
"We have scored five goals and kept a clean sheet. The whole squad has been utilised and we obviously made changes going into the game. We were fit and we were fresh. There is a togetherness about everybody and it was great to get Will Keane and Kevin Stewart out there at the end.
"We are not safe mathematically but tonight has gone a long way towards making sure we are in the Championship next season. We keep building and planning and we keep talking about getting our culture and our performances right.
"I have made seven changes tonight. Up to now we have not beaten a bottom-three side and it was about time we did that away from home. We are in good form now and we backed up an excellent 3-0 victory at Ipswich."