Darragh Lenihan was a happy man after Rovers continued their fine start to 2019 in dramatic style at Millwall on Saturday teatime.
A late victory is always pleasing, whilst the clean sheet was much needed for Lenihan and the tem as a whole having gone 11 games without a shutout in all competitions.
The win pushes Rovers to within six points of the Championship play-off places, and the Republic of Ireland international was beaming with a solid display from the side.
“The substitutions made the difference in the end, at what everyone knows is a tough place to come," Lenihan said after the win at The Den.
"I think they’ve won the last four games before playing us as well.
“As a defender, the most pleasing thing from my point of view is the clean sheet. It’s been a while since we got a clean sheet and we can take confidence from that.
“Jack [Rodwell]’s filled in and has played at the highest level, you can see that. He’s a very good player.
“The gaffer has a strong squad and there are boys chomping at the bit to play. Jack’s a prime example of that and ever since he has come in he’s looked very confident on the ball.
“Forwards are judged on scoring goals and defenders are judged on clean sheets. I’m pleased to get the Man of the Match award, but it’s a team effort."