“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy going into the game - they’ve been playing well recently and winning games, while we’ve struggled a bit. We know how good we can be, and we just needed to trust in ourselves, our quality and our ability.
“It helps in any game to score early on, especially with the kind of team we are because we know if other teams give us space that’s when we can be deadly. But I think the most pleasing thing was how we defended, because we knew it was going to be similar to the Millwall game, with their approach to the game. We shut that down, and Keinan worked his socks off up front trying to stop it at source. When we had the ball we made the right decisions and killed the game off, and in the end it could have been more than four.
“It’s been a few games since we kept a clean sheet, and as a goalkeeper that’s very important for me because I want to keep as many as possible. We know if we keep clean sheets, we’ve got a very good chance of winning games.
“It’s a derby so the atmosphere was electric. The early goal certainly helped that, it got the crowd on their feet early on, and it was just an incredible day all round for everyone involved. I’m just pleased we were able to give the supporters something to smile about in such a big game, after the Millwall disappointment.”