Grant McCann praised his side’s character as they came from behind to beat 10-man Peterborough United 3-1.
Goals from John Marquis and Kieran Sadlier as well as an own-goal helped secure three points which lifted Rovers back into the Sky Bet League One play-off places.
“I thought we deserved to win. We controlled the game, particularly after half-time. I was disappointed to concede the goal we did but the reaction from the group was excellent,” said McCann.
“That’s the first time we’ve had to play against ten men this year and I thought we handled it well. Sometimes a team can think playing against 10 men is easy and that’s how you end up on the wrong end of a result, I thought we showed good character.
“It was a big team talk at half-time, we spoke about focusing on the task and winning the game. I thought we were good second half.”
The match was the first of three consecutive home matches for Rovers as the side prepare for the visit of Southend United in the League on Tuesday and Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.
“We want to win as many games as we can at home. This result has given us a good start to the week, we’ve got Southend United on Tuesday and now we’re looking forward to that one,” he added.
“We’ve got to do a job this week and the first job was to get three points against Peterborough, which we’ve done, and the next task is to get three points against Southend in another tough game.
“Our home form has been excellent over the last nine games, I think it’s seven wins and three draws and we’ve had two defeats in 17. They’re playing with a lot of confidence at the moment and I’m enjoying watching them.”