THE Reds earned their first win of the season against Huddersfield on Saturday.
Chris O'Grady opened the scoring on eight minutes, while Marcus Pedersen added the second after 32 minutes.
James Vaughan pulled a second-half goal back for the visitors in the 61st, but the hosts held on for a much-needed victory following two heavy defeats in the Championship and the Capital One Cup in the past week.
"It's really pleasing to get three points on the board," said David Flitcroft, whose side has come under a lot of pressure after their poor start to the season. "We went toe to toe with an in-form Huddersfield team and put in a good performance.
"We've been knocked and not won games we possibly should have won so I'm pleased that we've come out on top today. All the players deserve credit.
"The players were fighting for the cause and fighting for each other and I thought they were excellent."