Second-year scholar Charlie Petch was impressed with his side following the 3-1 home win against local rivals Scunthorpe United.
The defender scored from a late set-piece as he got his first goal of the 2022/23 season to add to successes from Max Adamson and Jack Goodman.
The result saw Rovers record their fifth win from six games in all competitions and remain unbeaten but Petch pointed out the challenges his side faced to maintain their impressive record.
He said: “It was a tough game to crack because Scunthorpe were quite a good, hardworking team with a good structure and they left us frustrated going into half-time at 0-0.
“Having said that, we came out for the second-half, battled well and got the first goal which helped us to go on and get a couple more.
“As part of the defence, the goal we’ve conceded today is quite annoying because recently we’ve been doing well without conceding and I personally didn’t think it was a penalty, but we’re still yet to concede from open play and we’re proud of that.
“Thankfully we got the job done with the goals we scored and got a good win on derby day.”
Not only did Petch score his first goal of the season, but his first goal since signing on as a scholar for Rovers in the summer of 2021.
He added: “On a personal note I’m really happy because I’ve scored the first goal of my scholar and it came from a slight change we decided to make between us on the pitch.
“To start with I was spinning round the back and I should’ve had a goal from doing that in the first half but late on I told Will Flint to do it and at the first attempt he’s gone round and flicked it back in for me to get on the end of it and score my first of what will hopefully be many more to come.
“Obviously I’m absolutely buzzing to get on the scoresheet because I’ve not done that since I scored against Burton at U16s level but the most important thing about today was getting the win.”