Notts County's joint caretaker manager Tommy Johnson was relieved to see his side edge past Forest Green Rovers 2-1 in their delayed FA Cup third round tie.
Goals from Stephen Hunt and Lee Hughes were enough to send the Magpies through to a home clash with Premier League Wigan Athletic in round four.
Johnson told the Evening Post: "We knew it was going to be difficult.
"We were a bit rusty in the first half and not at the races, but full credit to Forest Green because they came here with a good game-plan. We were a lot better in the second half.
"Fortunately for us we've got Wigan at home now and we can all look forward to that.
"We will be the underdogs, but now we have got this game under our belt the lads will be fitter and we'll see what happens."