Matty Cash said the win was a massive one as Nottingham Forest picked up three points against Wigan at The City Ground yesterday.
The midfielder scored inbetween strikes from Joe Lolley and Adlene Guedioura to seal the victory and he was delighted that a good performance was rewarded with a win.
Speaking after the game, he said: "It was massive with the build-up to the game and we've worked hard all week. The main aim is to win games and today we did that with a good performance and we can build on it.
"It was fully deserved. I think we worked really hard and we are pleased for the gaffer as well.
"It was a massive win. Being around the play-offs, you need to pick up as many points as possible especially in your home games."
Cash hit his eighth goal of the season, latching onto Guedioura's fine pass, and he said that all of the strikes were excellent ones.
He said: "I am happy, I have been waiting for a goal. My last two were at Norwich so I was pleased to get a goal but more importantly the win. The goal helped the win obviously and that was the most important thing so I was happy with that.
"I peeled off thinking Adlene would hit it over the defender, so as soon as I saw it leave his foot I made the run inside and then luckily it went in.
"I was right behind Ade's goal and it swerved right in, and Lolley was fantastic, a great goal and a player of his quality I see it everyday in training."