Tendayi Darikwa believed that the good start Nottingham Forest had against Ipswich yesterday set them on the way to their 2-0 victory.
The full back provided the assists for both of Lewis Grabban's goals and he was happy to come away with all three points.
Speaking after the game, he said: "The start was huge for us. Ipswich are obviously fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table so we knew it was going to be a difficult game. We had to look after ourselves and the three points were a big plus.
"We had a few shaky moments. We got the two goals and managed to get ourselves a real cushion. I thought we were sloppy in spells but the main thing today was the result and thankfully we got the three points."
The result came in The Reds' third game of the week, following a victory at Hull and a barnstorming draw at Aston Villa, so the result was the most important thing according to Darikwa.
He said: "It has been tough. Three games in seven days is always difficult. Wednesday night took a lot out of us, not just physically but mentally as well. But it was important to come back to The City Ground today, build on that and get the three points and we managed to do that.
"I am enjoying it. I want to be on the pitch, playing football and helping the team get the best results as possible. I am not going to rest on that or slow down, I am going to keep on working hard and see where that takes me."