Mo Barrow was full of praise for his team-mates after pulling off a 1-0 victory at Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.
The winger was introduced from the bench and made the decisive strike as the Royals sealed the single-goal win at a packed out Elland Road.
Vito Mannone made the difference at the other end in stoppage time, saving Pablo Hernandez's penalty to ensure the three points went back to RG2 on Saturday evening.
Speaking after the match, Barrow said: "I feel like everyone in the club, the boys and the fans needed a win.
"We worked hard in the international break to come back stronger. I came on in the second half but I think the boys through the whole game were fantastic.
"They did a fantastic job together, they worked hard and especially Vito, for a really good penalty save that gave us the win today."
The Royals left Elland Road with the perfect result to regain confidence after a relatively dry September, with the international break providing the ideal platform to prepare for their next run of fixtures.
Barrow returned from injury on Saturday, and he says he is refreshed and ready to go for the tough run of games ahead.
"I'm getting there slowly," he added. "The physio, Jon (Urwin), has been helping me a lot.
"I'm getting there slowly but hopefully I can keep going."
With the vision of Joey van den Berg sending Barrow through on goal for the winner, with the winger effusive in his praise for his team-mate.
"Joey's a good player, he's intelligent. Sometimes when he has the ball he can tell you to go in behind, where he can feed you.
"He did a fantastic pass and I came on against the keeper, so then I could just finish it one-touch.
"Hopefully we can stay strong and have a good run!"