Steve Kean showered praise on his Blackburn team as they went seventh after beating West Brom 2-0 at Ewood Park.
A Gabriel Tamas own goal set them on the road to their third consecutive home win as Kean celebrated the signing of new contract last week.
Junior Hoilett's impressive solo goal added the sheen to a fine performance by Blackburn.
Kean said: "We knew it was going to be a tough game but we really stuck at it today and I thought we were excellent."
Kean also had words of praise for keeper Paul Robinson after he made a string of fine saves to keep West Brom at bay.
"He was outstanding, absolutely outstanding," he added. "He's a top class goalie. He's really at the top of his game at the moment."
Hoilett also expressed his delight at opening his Premier League account for Blackburn after only previously finding the net in domestic cup competitions.
"It means a lot, I've been waiting for it for a long time," Hoilett said on Sky Sports 1.
"I just wanted to get my foot through it and get it into the back of the net."
Rovers keeper Robinson helped preserve his side's two-goal lead in the second half with a string of saves.
He said: "We knew it was going to be a difficult game. They did well second half but thankfully we rode the storm and managed to get the three points."
But he said he was not willing to reconsider his decision to retire from international football.
"No not yet," he said.
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