Micky Adams reckons there is still much more to come for his Tranmere side – but was chuffed with their win at Exeter.
Jennison Myrie-Williams and Rory Donnelly were on target for Rovers side as they picked up an important three points.
It lifts them two points above the League Two drop zone after moving into seventeenth place.
That is the highest they have been since the experienced boss arrived.
And despite the success points at St James’ Park, he still thinks there are areas in which his team can improve.
“I felt that we didn’t play to our strengths in the first half,” he said.
“And I’m disappointed to concede the goal as we did.
“But second half, we were more on the front foot, squeezed higher up the pitch and could have won the game a bit more comfortable than it was.
“I’ve seen Jennison do that a few times before for me at the back stick.
“That’s part of a winger’s job I think.
“Getting round the back post and if the cross beats everybody then the winger should be there closing the back door.
“He’s done that, good delivery and he’s finished well from a tight angle.
“And Rory Donnelly, if you get him in the last third, one v one, you think things are going to happen.
“He’s got terrific feet, great ability and he’s shown his goalscoring prowess there, so we’re delighted with him.
Despite being disappointed with Alex Nicholls’ free-kick which equalised for Exeter, Adams was not too angry at stopper Owain Fon Williams.
He added: “I think he will be slightly disappointed with that one.
“But as I said to him, he’s kept us in the game last week, so that’s the life of a goalkeeper unfortunately.”
The manager had a stark warning for Max Power after his missed penalty though.
The midfielder tried to confidently chip the spot kick home, but was left red faced when the tame effort was comfortably caught.
And Adams continued: “Max is a lucky boy.
“Great confidence, great faith in his own ability in terms of he wants the penalties and he thinks he’s going to score every time, which is always good.
“But I don’t think that was the right place and time to be doing that.
“We’re scrapping for our lives at the bottom there and I think Max will be slightly disappointed with that.
“He’s done that once too often now, so I think he’ll learn his lesson with that one.”