Darren Ferguson felt his side showed the perfect response after beating Fleetwood Town 3-0 in Sky Bet League One.
Two goals from Tom Anderson, along with Alex Kiwomya's first strike for the club gave Rovers a comfortable win, and their first three points of 2018.
He said: "It was a very dominant performance, we got three goals and a clean sheet so it was a good day all round and I'm delighted for my players.
"I said after the Walsall game that we wanted to make sure that performance was a one off, that has to be the case and we looked a different side when we played the way we can.
"It was an important game to win, we looked at it as a good opportunity to get our first win of the year. We've had a lot of draws and we had to start turning them into wins."
Ferguson made five changes from the team that were beaten at Walsall on Tuesday night, and felt the players that came in did a solid job.
He added: "I had to make some tough decisions in the build-up to the game, I think the ones that were left out were in need of a break from the spotlight.
"The players that came in did very very well, Ian Lawlor has played non-stop for the past 18 months and Marko Marosi came in and did a good job with what he had to do.
"That was the case with the other players I took out, some have hit a bit of a bad spell of form but that happens, our back five were very good."
Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Bury on Saturday March 3. you can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.