Darren Ferguson praised his players for sticking to the plan in their 3-0 destruction of neighbours Chesterfield.
Rovers got stronger as the game went on and produced an excellent second half display - scoring three times without reply through Nathan Tyson, Andy Williams and Cameron Stewart - to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Rochdale and record their fourth win in five games.
And a delighted Ferguson took plenty of satisfaction not just from the result and the performance but also his players’ willingness to carry out their instructions to the letter.
Ferguson said: “It was a great way to bounce back. Saturday was a disappointing result.
“We wanted six points from these two home games so if you lose the first, you’ve got to make sure you win the second.
“I thought they [Chesterfield] started well but after that I thought we were dominant and played really well. I thought we could have had more than three.
“What we worked on we did well. We pressed them high, we didn’t give them time on the ball and we used our wing backs well.
“They took on the information we gave them on Monday really well - so credit to the lads for that.
“I just said to them at half time we needed a bit more quality in the last third. We were slowing it down for some reason.
“But our pressing was what we worked on and we wanted our wing backs up against their full backs.
“So I felt tactically the players were good tonight.
“I thought we had a performance of real energy.
“We looked good at times, really good. I was very pleased with them.”