Uwe Rosler shared his delight as his side signed off 2017 with a 2-0 victory against Bury.
Saturday’s victory at Gigg Lane ensured Town won back-to-back away games, with Ashley Hunter and Devante Cole netting either side of half-time.
Despite difficult conditions and a very direct playing style from The Shakers, Rosler’s side stood firm and deservedly won the game.
“We stood firm in the final minutes, and I didn’t see any big chances for them.
“We looked a real threat on the counter attack and we could have even scored more goals.
“They bombarded us with long balls, and we needed some time to come into the game. However, after 15 minutes, we were very good in the way we competed.
“The first goal was massively important for us in the situation that we are in. It gives us extra motivation, extra confidence and after 15 minutes we were the better team.
“You have to dig deep and you saw today that Lewie Coyle was on the limit in the last 15 minutes.
"But that is where you get your robustness, your durability to come in for games like that.”
The German was very pleased with his squad from the starting players to the bench and knows how important having options is in football.
“The two wins and performances give us breathing space now,” added Rosler.
“My players haven’t been in a situation like that before, and today is a chance for us to look up again.
“When strikers are scoring goals, and giving each other assists, it is always a very good sign.
“Previously we did have periods in games where we were very selfish in front of goal, but now they are enjoying playing with each other.
“I thought George Glendon was excellent today and the back four we are solid. There were a lot of good performance out there today and this performance along with the two wins comes from committed teamwork.
“Also on the bench, the substitutes were good and Jordy was competitive when he came on and that helps us. Conor McAleny was a threat when he came on, and I am happy he got twenty minutes under his belt."