IAN Holloway claimed summer signing Lee Gregory is "the best £250,000 I have ever spent" after the striker hit Millwall's winner at Brighton on Friday.
The decisive moment of a tense match came after 15 minutes when Magaye Gueye's miss-hit dropped to the former Halifax Town frontman, who finished confidently into the corner.
And Holloway said: "It's either the best disguised pass I've ever seen or the worst shot from Gueye – I'm not sure which it is.
"Gregory does what Gregory does. He has been a revelation. He's caught up with full-time players having been three divisions down.
"He cost me £250,000 and it is the best £250,000 I have ever spent. I'm so proud of and pleased for him. He could be a cult hero here.
"We like an under dog – quite rightly. Danny Shittu was magnificent as well – immense. What more can I say? I don't need to say anything else."
The Lions weren't as enterprising as Holloway would have liked but they defended superbly at the other end to preserve a clean sheet.
Holloway added: "It was a magnificent win – what a comeback and what character after last Saturday.
"We got things wrong against Middlesbrough – I did, the team did – but it's all down to performances and believing in yourselves.
"We lost that belief at the start of the second half because we got one or two things wrong – we kicked it too long and we dropped off.
"We managed to settle down and, once we got in front, we proved we can defend so onwards and upwards. Let's see if we can win two in a row.
"My team have done me proud ever since I've been here – we climbed out of relegation with eight games left so let's see if we can build.
"I'm delighted for everyone tonight because over recent weeks we haven't got what I feel our play has deserved – apart from last Saturday.
"Tonight I thought we played really well and deserved the points."