Bryan Robson has admitted his relief after Sheffield United secured their first win of the season.
The Blades manager watched on as a James Beattie strike was enough for United to claim a 1-0 win over West Brom on Saturday and Robson is pleased with the improvements in his side.
"It was a pleasing performance because I thought the players worked hard and played some good football," said Robson.
"We passed the ball a lot better than we did in the previous two games, which is very encouraging.
"It's always important for the players' confidence that you get that first win under your belt."
Robson is also encouraged by the way in which summer signing Beattie is settling in at Bramall Lane.
"James has fitted in well with the lads. He's leading the line well and scoring goals," Robson added.
Meanwhile, West Brom boss Tony Mowbray believes his side were unfortunate to suffer defeat in a characteristically tight Championship encounter.
"We had chances late on, but we didn't take them," said Mowbray. "It could have gone either way, but the bottom line is that the result governs football.
"It was a typical Championship match where two teams cancel each other out for 60 minutes. I'm not saying it was a scrappy match, but some players are learning now what playing in the Championship is all about."
Mowbray has also revealed that he is close to bringing new faces to The Hawthorns as he looks to strengthen his side.
"The squad needed re-building and that's what we set about doing. Hopefully we'll get some more business done this week," Mowbray concluded.