Mark Yates praised Byron Harrison after he helped Cheltenham to a 4-3 extra-time victory over Crawley in the Capital One Cup.
But Yates admitted it needed some words from assistant manager Neil Howarth to bring the best out of the former AFC Wimbledon striker.
"I thought Byron was outstanding," said the Robins boss. "I thought he was shocking last week against Kidderminster Harriers and I told him so.
"In that last week, Neil has got into his head and done a lot with him. That is the player I signed, but he has to do it week in, week out now.
"I thought Terry (Gornell) was excellent and has been superb since the first day he walked in to the building. Some of the stuff he does for us is real quality.
"To come back from two goals down, the guys showed courage and tremendous resilience.
"Burton showed us on Saturday that it can be done and it is nice to see that fighting spirit in the camp.
"If we are going to be successful you have to be together and resilient."