Plymouth Argyle boss Ian Foster says goalkeeper Conor Hazard was "outstanding" in his side's 1-0 win at Swansea City in the Championship.
The victory was the Pilgrims' first away from home all season as they consolidated 15th place in the table.
Northern Ireland's Hazard made a number of excellent saves to help the Pilgrims keep their fourth away clean sheet.
"He's been outstanding since I've come into the football club, and he's going to have to be," Foster told BBC Devon.
"We're Plymouth Argyle and every game for us is going to be difficult in this division, we're going to have to defend really, really well with 11.
"We'll protect him as much as we possibly can, but there are times when he's going to have to make big saves for us and he's done that.
"His attitude and his application since I've been here have been first class, he's a big boy and he's capable of making big saves and he's proved that today."
'We know we're a small team in a big league'
Foster, who has been in charge at Home Park for a month, is still yet to lose a game, having won three and drawn two of his first five games at the helm.
He says he has been impressed by the spirit within his side, who had a busy transfer window with 14 players either arriving or leaving during January.
"When it's backs against the wall, like it was for us for long periods today, we showed just a wonderful togetherness, which is what we're trying to create," he said after beating the Swans.
"We're trying to create that culture where we know we're a small team in a big league, but we've got to stick together in moments where it's difficult.
"Our supporters were terrific again. I think it's quite unique that you get a team who's not won a single game on the road and they sell out their allocation.
"So fair play to the supporters - 2,000 of them man, woman and child - stayed behind after the 95th minute to clap the players off the pitch which was lovely.
"They've been outstanding and they recognise that the players are playing for them."