Simon Grayson has hailed the resilience of his Leeds players after the Whites kept their first clean sheet of the season in a win over Portsmouth.
Danny Pugh's solitary strike on his second home debut made sure of three points, as Leeds streched their unbeaten run in the Npower Championship to four games.
But it was the defensive resolve that pleased Grayson more than anything, and the Leeds boss was quick to pay tribute to his players.
"I think the players have had a lot of stick in terms of not being able to keep a clean sheet, and last week they solely worked on that and they've taken on board what have asked them to do," explained Grayson.
"I'm delighted for them, not just the goalkeeper and the back four, but the team as a whole.
"I have a lot of belief that we will get results. I have a philosophy that we will get results being attack minded, but we did need to keep it tighter and it's about getting that right balance. They gave everything for the team on Saturday."
Leeds are currently sat in ninth spot in the table, with 14 points from nine games, and face a Yorkshire derby against Doncaster in their next outing on October 14.