How they saw it

Hailing the three points as 'massive', Luke Chambers, who broke the deadlock with less than 20 minutes remaining at the City Ground, said: "We kept to our game plan and the gaffer has always said it will come right for us if we do that - and it has done."

Patience was also the watchword from Billy Davies, urging Reds fans to keep believing that his side are on the up.

"Stay positive, stay behind us and keep creating this wonderful spirit at the City Ground," he roared.

"Let clubs fear coming here, let them fear coming to a place where the crowd is behind the team from the first minute to the last."

Opposite number Nigel Adkins commented: "Away from home the objective was to keep a clean-sheet and see if we could go and get something - it was frustrating."