Bradford manager Peter Taylor heaped praise on Norwich loanee Tom Adeyemi after he effectively saved him his job.
Taylor was reportedly one defeat away from the sack at Valley Parade before Adeyemi rescued him with a second-half goal that secured a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Barnet.
"I spoke to Paul Lambert about him on Tuesday or Wednesday and I just said how pleased we are with him because he's not only a young lad, he's got great character," he told the Evening News.
"I could see he was up for it. He knew it was an important day."
Adeyemi has scored two goals in nine games since he joined on loan from the Canaries.