Tony Mowbray dedicated Tuesday's 'big' 2-1 victory over Portsmouth to the terrific travelling Rovers fans.
Almost 900 Rovers supporters made the long journey to the south coast and they were rewarded with three points thanks to Adam Armstrong's deadly double.
The players celebrated with the fans at full-time, throwing their shirts into the away end, and Mowbray was pleased for everyone connected with the club.
"I'm pleased for the team and I'm delighted for the supporters who made the long trip on a cold Tuesday night," said the Rovers boss.
"It feels like a big win. We hadn't won the last two games and we're trying to win a league, so we have to win football matches.
"So for them to come here in this environment and to win in the manner that we did, they feel it.
"The fans feel it and I've always talked to them about the importance of making that connection with the supporters.
"It's important that the fans see that the team care about what they are trying to achieve, because if we fall short for any reason, it won't be through a lack of desire or effort.
"We care about the football club and we're trying to turn this football club around and start heading back in the right direction towards the Premier League.
"The first objective for us is to get out of this division and nights like tonight can go a long way.
"We know there's still a long, long way to go and it doesn't look like Shrewsbury and Wigan are going away.
"We have to keep competing with them, put some pressure on them and make life difficult for them, if they see or think that Blackburn Rovers are going to win every week."