Coventry caretaker manager Andy Thorn was delighted to secure just the club's second win in the last 10 games after they impressively beat Portsmouth 3-0 at Fratton Park.
A Gary McSheffrey strike sandwiched in between two Marlon King penalties made it a comfortable victory for the Sky Blues.
Thorn said: "It (a result like this) had been coming, and we had a lot more steel about us. Portsmouth are a good, strong side and we stood up to them. We needed men and we got everything.
"Everybody was fantastic. We've had four away games out of five now and we've acquitted ourselves really well. It's time to go home and put a show on for our fans now."
With City now seemingly safe from relegation being 12 points clear of the bottom three, who are all marooned there, Thorn wants his side to finish the season as high in the table as they can.
He added: "If we keep doing the right things, we will pick up the points we need to climb the table. No one wants to be looking down. We want to be going up. We have five games left and we want to be kicking on now and going on a run we can take to the end of the season and into next."