Shane Duffy admitted Rovers had to work hard to claim all three points against Rotherham United on Saturday.
The Republic of Ireland international's 6th minute goal proved to be the difference between the two sides at the New York Stadium, but the defender was just as pleased to keep the Millers at bay at the back.
"It was hard, it was tough, and it was ugly," said the defender.
"But it was what we knew all week about them, we defended well, got the goal early on and they couldn't break us down and the game plan worked.
"We had a few good chances, we could have had more goals."
Duffy admitted it had been a tough week with the news that boss Paul Lambert is to leave his post at the end of the season, but he knew the players owed it to the club and to the fans to put in a performance.
"It was a shock to everyone but that is football," he added. "We tried to stay professional and that is all you can do.
"We want to go out for the fans and ourselves and try to do well. We know it has been a tough week for everyone but you've got to go out there, play for the badge and go and do it."
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