Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish was pleased with the performance of his side in the 1-0 win at home to QPR which sent the Blues to the top of the Championship table.
Kevin Phillips netted the only goal of the game right on the stroke of half-time as City took full advantage of Wolves' loss at Swansea City to take top spot.
McLeish told the club's official website: "It was much better than the last two home games against Doncaster and Blackpool, where I was uneasy. Today I felt really secure.
"I know it wasn't a fantastic performance, but the first 20 minutes, looking at Iain Dowie's team, I thought it was looking like a sleeves rolled-up type of performance.
"Then we made the switch with Quincy to the right.
"I thought from then on and for a good part of the second half, we played very well, as good as I've seen this year.
"As the game progressed I felt much more comfortable with our possession and we passed it about well."