Tony Mowbray was delighted to kick off his Ewood reign with a 1-0 victory over Derby County.
A second half penalty from Craig Conway dented the Rams hopes of a end of season play-off place as Rovers claimed a hugely important three points to aid their bid for survival.
Mowbray felt that Rovers had to show their resilient side to get the victory, and whilst it wasn't how he wants the team to play in the future, he was still pleased with how they went about it.
"It feels great," the boss told Rovers PlayerHD.
"I think the manner of it is not how we want to play as we move forward as we will be better with the ball, but I have to say we were playing against a top team with the ball.
"Today was about resilience, digging in, playing for each other, playing for the supporters and showing that we care, and I think we did that.
"It builds camaraderie, it builds togetherness, they believe in each other. There was one part where two of them threw their bodies at the ball when it looked like it might have been going in and that is what it takes.
"We were disappointed on Friday night not to get three, but delighted to take them tonight. We are standing here with three points and the feeling is great but it takes that resilience, they have to do that.
"Hopefully that gives them some belief and the confidence to win the next game."
Rovers are back in action this Saturday when Wigan Athletic are the visitors to Ewood Park.
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