Burton boss Paul Peschisolido saluted his side who came from behind to end a lean run at home with a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers.
The Brewers moved to the fringes of the play-off zone with goals from Cleveland Taylor and Billy Kee after falling behind to a Matt Harrold header.
Peschisolido said: "Bristol are a good side, a big strong side and they've got attacking players that can cause you problems. But I thought we weathered it very well, I thought our game plan worked well and I thought we took our goals extremely well.
"Cleveland's was a fantastic finish that got us back in the game because we were up against it at the time.
"But goals do change games and once we'd scored that we were in the ascendancy and put them under pressure to get the second goal.
"We had to weather it at times in the second half but I thought our back five were superb and threw their bodies on the line."