Nicky Maynard hailed Bristol City manager Derek McInnes after their 2-1 win over Millwall.
The Robins came away from The Den with victory as Maynard's two goals sandwiched a Jay Simpson effort.
Maynard himself is out of contract at the end of the season and is constantly linked with a move away but says McInnes has given them all a new sense of belief.
"He told us to just go out there and enjoy having the ball," he told Sky Sports.
"As long as I am scoring goals I am happy. He said don't let it [transfer speculation] affect me and enjoy it and that is what I am doing."
McInnes himself admitted that as long as the team were happy, then Maynard could be tempted to stay.
"Whether he scored or doesn't stay we want to keep our good players," he said.
"I want to work with him and if he sees the team playing well like we are and he is scoring then we have every chance of keeping him."
McInnes was delighted with his whole team after their triumph in South London, which took them to within two points of safety.
"I thought they were outstanding and we could have been out of sight and on another day we could have been more clinical and been two or three up," he said.
"We have won the game, it was a tough day but we got straight back at them and could have buckled but we stood up well."
McInnes has turned around City's fortunes, but he insisted the players have been fantastic.
"You can train them, you can make sure they are prepared and organised but they have to take it on board and be receptive to it, but we look difficult to beat and we have a cutting edge," he said.
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett felt his side could have taken something from the game.
"I felt we had a big opportunity, when it was 1-1 I was looking for a big half an hour from us, but instead Bristol City took control.
"We didn't step it up a gear. It went the other way. There wasn't enough all round from us."