MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett praised Alan Dunne's composure in front of goal after the defender struck a late winner against Leicester City on Friday night.
Dunne swept home Richard Chaplow's low cross in the 87th minute at the King Power Stadium as the Lions won back-to-back league games for the first time since November.
Jackett felt his side should have been out of sight after Foxes captain Wes Morgan was sent off early on – but was delighted that Dunne stepped up at the crucial moment.
"After the red card we should have been a couple of goals ahead by half-time," he said. "Not taking those opportunities did look like it was going to cost us. The game was petering out into a draw.
"I changed the formation and brought on a couple of players from the bench, but the game stayed in the same pattern. I'm very pleased for Alan, who has come back into the side in recent weeks.
"He's done very well for us defensively but to pop up and finish with such composure – I think that's his first goal in three years – was terrific. He passed it into the net with real quality.
"When we were going forward in the second-half, we couldn't make it pay because of our final pass until one moment of quality changed it. Alan showed our forwards how to do it.
"The last goal he scored was a cracker against Walsall, so when he does score they are good ones. To get the winner was crucial – it's not his job – but he produced the composure we lacked."