A much improved Rovers display led to a much improved result for Tony Mowbray's side against Sheffield Wednesday today and the boss was thrilled with what he saw.
Danny Graham was the hat-trick hero for Rovers, who brushed aside the Owls 4-2 at Ewood in the rain, the striker netting his first three-goal haul in 10 years.
Bradley Dack scored the other, on what was a terrific all round team display, with Rovers moving back into the top half of the Championship.
And speaking after the game, the boss, who signed a long-term deal with the club yesterday, was delighted with the performance from start to finish.
“We started really well and that was important. We had a good talk earlier in the week and spoke about intensity levels," he said post-match.
“We started fantastically well and Reedy was unlucky not to score. We scored soon after and that got us up and running.
“Our home record is pretty strong and I thought our intensity was really good today.
“The spirit has been tested this week, but the lads showed their character today back out on the grass.
“It was a more recognisable Blackburn Rovers side. The last two games were uncharacteristic, but today was what we’re all about."
Confidence remains high in the camp following the victory, and Mowbray believes the win could be crucial, with Rovers heading into an arduous run of fixtures over the festive period.
“It’s a massive three points for us. The players did what they’ve been doing for a long time and we got back to what we’re good at," Tony added.
“We have a tough period of games coming up. I was told that we have six of the top eight coming up, starting with Middlesbrough next week.
“We also have Norwich, West Brom, Leeds, Sheffield United, Birmingham all coming up, a tough run. It makes today’s result more important for us."