JOSH Emmanuel said it was a feeling of relief when Rotherham United conjured a late winner to sink Portsmouth.
The Millers looked like only having a point to show for their relentless second-half pressure until Joe Mattock’s stoppage-time header ensured all three.
And the attacking right-back hopes the energy and persistence shown by the players to force the 1-0 win against a main promotion rival is an omen for the rest of the season.
“We were all over Portsmouth in the second half,” Emmanuel the Advertiser. “We were the only team that looked like winning it and thank goodness we did.
“Every game we’re moving forward now. We showed staying power today and hopefully that can be the case for us this season. It’s important that, whoever plays,that we try and keep this run going now.
“Because we’ve got more possession of the ball, I’m able to get forward more. We’re dominating teams and we need to keep that up.”