Chris Powell praised top-scorer Nahki Wells after Town’s impressive 3-1 home win over Watford – and not just for his 11th goal of the season.
The Bermudian marked the first anniversary of his club-record £1.3m move from Bradford City with the opener.
James Vaughan and Joel Lynch clinched the victory after substitute Odion Ighalo’s equaliser in front of a 13,843 tickets-issued crowd (947 Watford fans).
Wells, 24, tweeted: “A year at Town starting with a goal/ending with a goal. Hope to have an even better 2015.”
And Powell said: “Nahki’s hold-up play and some of his touches were outstanding. He can really excel at this level.
“We are working on him and Vaughany as a pair, and we need them to fire.”
Vaughan, Town’s top scorer in both of the last two seasons, has netted twice since his return from a calf injury.
Powell, meanwhile, sprung to the defence of keeper Alex Smithies, whose mistake gifted Watford their goal.
“Alex apologised afterwards, but he has saved us numerous times this season,” said Powell.
“He has earned us points on occasions and will continue to do so.”