Alfie May was due to start Saturday's win over Oxford United on the bench, but injuries in the squad saw the forward handed a starting berth in front of over 5,000 supporters at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
And the lively attacker made it count as he netted the only goal of the game to earn the Robins back-to-back victories in League One for the first time since 2009.
He was pleased that an improved second half showing proved effective against a good Oxford side who threatened throughout the first half.
"They had a very good spell in the first half where we felt it was constant pressure," he said.
"They are a very good team. They pass it well and you see their movement and how they get around the pitch and they're a fit team.
"It was good to get to half time 0-0 and then to recharge our batteries and go again.
"Second half I thought we dominated. We found a way to play and it worked and we won the game."
See May's full reaction to three points at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday above by watching on iFollow. You can also see the interview on the EFL iFollow app which is available to download on your smartphone.
Attentions now turn to Tuesday's Carabao Cup round three tie at Preston North End.
Supporters can buy tickets and away travel for the game online and from the ticket office on Monday.