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Steve Morison insists the Wales players never lost faith in their ability to deliver results under Chris Coleman after beating Scotland 2-1.
The World Cup qualifying triumph in Cardiff on Friday night was the national team's first win since Coleman replaced the late Gary Speed at the helm in January.
The Dragons had endured a disappointing start to the campaign, opening with defeat to Group A favourites Belgium before suffering a 6-1 thrashing in Serbia.
But Morison believes Wales can now look forward to their next qualifier in Croatia on Tuesday with optimism following what he claimed was a well-deserved victory over the Scots.
The Norwich striker said: "We always had the belief. We kept it from the games when we had been winning, even though we had lost a few.
"We have a great spirit and a great camp and we enjoy getting together.
"Everyone is turning up, which is fantastic, and we will carry it on until Tuesday night and hopefully we can put on a good performance in Croatia.
"We have always been behind Chris and I think we showed that we are a very good team. I thought we made Scotland look very average."
Scotland took a first-half lead through James Morrison, before a Steven Fletcher goal was harshly disallowed.
Gareth Bale then sparked the comeback when he converted from the penalty spot with 10 minutes to go, before securing the win with a stunning strike in the final minute.
Morison said: "Thank god for Gareth Bale, eh? It was fantastic.
"As soon as he got the ball, we were all screaming 'shoot' because it seems he can do no wrong at the minute. It was a fantastic goal.
"I always thought we had a chance. We were the better team from start to finish.
"We should have won a lot more comfortably. As long as we win the games, it doesn't matter."
The late double from Bale was a relief for Morison in particular, who squandered a great chance to find the back of the net seconds before Scotland broke the deadlock.
He said: "We said at half-time that we needed some luck.
"To be fair, I should have scored. I did everything right and I just didn't manage to get it on the right side of the post.
"For them to go down the other end of the pitch and score the most simple goal ever was disappointing.
"But we showed great character to bounce back, we never gave up and we got the win."
Wales now prepare to travel to Osijek to face a Croatia side sitting joint top of the section with Belgium.
Morison said: "I don't think they are ever nice places to go to. They are very, very hard places to go to and get results.
"But going there off the back of a win will make it a little bit easier.
"We have only played three games. There are a lot of games to go.
"We've got to play everyone again so if we can go on a run, you never know what might happen."
Meanwhile, Wales today confirmed Wolves' Dave Edwards will replace Aaron Ramsey in the squad for Tuesday's match in Croatia.
Arsenal midfielder Ramsey picked up a yellow card during Friday's match, his second of the campaign, meaning he must serve a one-match suspension.