Forward Keane Lewis-Potter believes the Tigers were good value for the three points after beating Barnsley 2-0 in the Championship at Oakwell.
George Honeyman gave the Tigers the lead shortly before half-time, before the midfielder assisted Lewis-Potter to score the second of the afternoon as Grant McCann’s side secured all three points in South Yorkshire.
“We knew this result was coming,” said Lewis-Potter.
“It has been tough for us in recent weeks as I feel we have been in most games we have played this season and I felt overall we played very well and stuck to the game plan.
“The counter-attacking football we played was excellent. We knew heading into the game that Barnsley are a very good pressing team and for us it was all about keeping our shape and hitting them on the counter-attack, which I think we implemented excellently.
“The fans came out in massive numbers and we could hear them throughout the full game. They backed us to the final whistle and they do that every single game whether that’s home or away - this result was for the fans.”
Lewis-Potter netted his fourth goal of the season with a clinical finish past Bradley Collins to secure the Tigers the win and the forward is hoping the result will prove to be a catalyst for a rise in the league table.
“This result provides massive confidence for us heading into the international break,” added Lewis-Potter.
“As a club, we’re all in this together. We can’t get ahead of ourselves after one win, but we have full belief and confidence in each other to push forward. We have more than enough quality in the dressing room to start climbing the table.
“The international break gives us a bit of time to assess certain aspects before coming back and facing Birmingham City. We’ll be going into that game full of confidence and hoping to get another positive result.”