Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray highlighted the importance of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Amex Stadium.
A header from Florin Andone eleven minutes from time was enough to seal victory for the Seagulls on the south coast, and the forward reflected on the potential significance of the win.
He said, “We realised the magnitude of today and we understood that. If we didn't get the result we wanted, then it wasn't the end of the world - but it was a really big game for us.
“The first half was quite tense and cagey, but it opened up in the second 45 and luckily that's when we got the goal. We were a bit nervous to begin with because we knew what it would mean if we lost, and if they won it would have brought them back into touching distance.
“In the changing room we believed that it was small margins costing us in recent weeks, not that we were playing badly in previous games.
“Things were going against us slightly and it was just about keeping our cool, going back to basics and stopping conceding goals. We did that and getting the win over Huddersfield is such a great feeling.”
This season’s top scorer also reserved special praise for his second-half replacement and Albion's subsequent matchwinner - Florin Andone - before turning his attention to the remainder of the season.
“It was a brilliant header – he was in the right place at the right time. He made a run into the corridor of opportunity and you have to give praise to Anthony [Knockaert] for a fantastic ball in, it was perfectly weighted for Florin.
“There's still plenty to do, we're not home and hosed yet. There's a lot left to play for and it could turn into a really good season for us, with the FA Cup involved as well."