Cheltenham boss Mark Yates paid tribute to new arrival Jermaine McGlashan after the winger steered the Robins to a 2-0 victory against Burton.
The former Aldershot ace opened his account with a fifth-minute strike and had a number of chances to put the game beyond Albion's reach before Sido Jombati added a second after Brewers new-boy Patrick Ada had been sent off.
"He was a nuisance from the start and could have had five goals," Yates admitted. "He got a penalty for us, put a couple of great balls into the box and had two or three kicked off the line."
He added: "We signed him to be a nuisance - we know what problems he caused us in the two games he played against us. He was simply outstanding.
"We played on the front foot from the start and there was only one winner," Yates added. "We played really well and looked a threat all game. We looked fresh and lively, we looked strong and committed. We scored two but could have had 10.
"We are getting more respect from opposition managers and teams are setting up to be hard to beat against us.
"There are going to be lots of ups and downs until the end of the season for a lot of clubs. We've got three points which is three points closer to where we want to be. All we can worry about are ourselves. We are in control of our own destiny. It is all about keeping the momentum going."
Brewers boss Paul Peschisolido explained he had sent on Ada to combat matchwinner McGlashan.
"I had to make the substitution as the lad was causing us all sorts of problems," Peschisolido said. "He scored the goal by walking through and having a shot on goal. He should have had a second and then went down for the penalty. [Danny] Blanchett was struggling to deal with him.
"We never turned up. In fairness to Mark [Yates] he has put together a very strong squad but we didn't help ourselves - we were poor."