BURTON Albion manager Nigel Clough hailed the two quality goals that earned his side a 2-1 win over Rotheham.
The Brewers boss said: "It's important when you get the three points, especially at home.
"The key was the quality of the goals, especially getting that first one. We knew they would be spirited and have a go after changing the manager in midweek.
"They came out, had a go at us and caused us problems early on.
"We have played well away from home like that and know that when you concede that first goal it sets you back. We kept them out for the majority of the game and the only disappointing thing today was conceding in the final minute.
"Jackson Irvine took his goal well. When it drops like it did on the edge of the box you fancy him to score every time. He has stroked another one in today and he's a very composed finisher in those circumstances.
"Matty Palmer's goal was a lovely strike. He hit it sweetly and I don't think any keeper in the country could stop that."