Garry Monk was delighted to see Wednesday bounce back from the misery of four defeats in a row with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Hillsborough this evening.
Speaking after the much-needed victory to give us fresh hope of clawing away from the foot of the table, Monk said: “We were excellent from start to finish and the performance was as pleasing for me as the points.
“When doubt gets thrown at you, you have to show your character and the boys did that tonight.
“We’ve had a terrible week, there’s no getting away from that, we needed a performance and of course we needed a win.
“That’s the standard, those are the level of performances we have to be looking at, and the players will take a lot of confidence and belief from tonight.
“The target was to get back into positive points before the next international break and now we have a chance to achieve that against Millwall on Saturday.”
He added: “To deliver that against a team like Bournemouth is no easy task.
“We worked incredibly hard and we had a clear game plan. It was about delivering that at a high level. When we deliver it at a high level like we did tonight, we can win games.”
Monk also said that Aden Flint will have an operation on the hamstring injury he suffered at Rotherham last week and could be ruled out for a lengthy period, while Tom Lees was ruled out of the Bournemouth game as his wife went into labour last night.
Commenting on the late red card for Kadeem Harris against Bournemouth, Monk indicated that the club is likely to appeal against the decision.