But late goals by Ryan Lowe and substitute David Worrall secured a second straight win on Saturday, with Lowe's 85th-minute effort ending a wait of 535 minutes for a Bury goal at Gigg Lane this term.
"We passed it like I know we can and showed a desire to get forward and win the game," said Knill. "As long as we have that, then it doesn't matter when the goals come.
"I thought the players were excellent and, second half, I thought we steam-rolled them really.
"All of a sudden, we've gone from a crisis to looking up the table again. You have to understand that sometimes things don't go for you - you just have to believe in each other and that things will turn round, and I think we have that."