ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans says the performance and win over promotion rivals Northampton Town showed that the belief is back.
“It was a long, hard week last week but, even in the dark days, I never doubted these players,” said the Millers manager.
“People do doubt you and, on our own admission, standards had dropped and performance, including by some individuals, had dropped.
“We would have taken a 1-0 win from a poor performance but we got a good performance. We had to stand up to them, to fight, show desire, and we did that,” added Evans who admitted it had been his most traumatic week in charge of the club.
The win lifted Rotherham above Northampton and they are now sixth. They are a point behind fourth-placed Burton who they visit on Saturday.
The gap to third-placed Cheltenham is two points with a game in hand. However, Cheltenham are at home to Bristol Rovers tomorrow.