Wycombe manager Gary Waddock sensed his side would respond to their recent run of disappointing results as they brushed aside Burton 4-1.
Promotion-chasing Wanderers had lost their last three games going into the clash to slip down to fourth place in the League Two table.
But a brace from Stuart Lewis - his first two goals for the club - Lewis Montrose`s 20-yard strike and a Scott Rendell penalty saw the Chairboys bounce back in style to go back into second place.
Waddock said: "Credit to the players for the way they went about it in their commitment and determination. We lost the three games last week and when you look back on them we didn't play that badly, but here we wanted to put it right and all credit to them. "
He added: "We sensed it earlier that they were ready for it - sometimes you don't have to say much. But we knew they would respond because they are an excellent group of players and they put it right.
"It's funny because I spoke to Stuart (Lewis) on Monday and he told me he's only scored one goal, now he's got double that in one evening. We've been on his back about his goalscoring but they were two excellent finishes by him.
"He covers every blade of grass. He's been excellent since he's been at the club and I'm delighted for him that he's got the two goals."
Sam Winnall netted Albion`s consolation on an otherwise disappointing evening for the visitors.
Burton boss Paul Peschisolido was left clutching at straws for any positives to take from the encounter as he admitted Wycombe were a class above, instead speaking of his disappointment at a lack of commitment from his players.
He said: "I don't really want to go into what I've said to the boys to be honest because we were beaten by a much better team. We were away from home and I want people to dig deep and it just didn't happen.
"But you have to give credit to them because they're an excellent side who beat us in every department and they wanted it more. They were more athletic, they were better on the ball, they moved it better and they passed it better."
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