Cameron Carter-Vickers believes Swansea City's victory over Millwall was the perfect response to seeing their unbeaten run come to an end.
Graham Potter's men had gone seven games without defeat prior to their loss at Bristol City last weekend.
But they wasted little time in getting back on track as George Byers' first senior goal helped them grind out a narrow 1-0 victory over an obdurate Millwall side in SA1.
The result moves the Swans up to 11th in the Championship table, and leaves them still within six points of the top six.
It sets them up for a challenging midweek trip to Leeds, and on-loan Tottenham defender Carter-Vickers feels a win and a clean sheet was an ideal way to prepare.
“It was a great response to our defeat last week," said the United States international, who turned in another composed, assured display at the heart of the Swansea defence.
“Millwall are a tough team to play against. You know what you are going to get whenever you play them.
“I think we had to battle hard throughout the game but we are very happy to get the three points.
“We wanted to make sure we played our game, got the ball down, passed through the pitch and to be positive on the ball.
“We wanted to get the game on our terms because that is when we are at our strongest.
“So to get a win and a clean sheet if really good. Every time you get a clean sheet you feel good. As a defender that is what you want to do every game. It is definitely a positive we want to take into our next game."