ANDY Garner hailed a "fantastic afternoon" for the Brewers after a Lloyd Dyer goal earned Burton Albion a 1-0 win at Bolton.
The first team coach said: "I said before kick off that it was a big, big game and we didn't want to lose it but we also knew at half time there was a chance here to win a football match.
"I thought man-for-man we were absolutely superb and it showed the importance of getting that first goal. When you get a lead you have something to fight for and we held on when when we were under pressure.
"We have been saying for weeks that we have been unlucky and the longer that goes on the harder it gets but you get to the next game and say 'We will start here today' it's as simple as that.
"But there was something in the air today and you could sense it and over the 90 minutes we deserved the win."
Garner also praised the goalscorer - Lloyd Dyer.
"Lloyd's hit his shot down on the floor and I thought it was the side netting at first but then you hear the little cheer and we were delighted it had gone in. You won't get a better 35-year-old than Lloyd. He is as fit as anybody. He's a true professional and I'm delighted he got the goal.
"I think the fans expected them to beat Burton Albion today but when you score that first goal the atmosphere changes as they are frustrated. That's how vital it was to get that goal."