Jermain Defoe's stunning strike in the first half was enough to win a game of many chances at either end.
We found Peter Enckleman in fine form in the Rovers goal and also hit the crossbar and had an effort cleared off the line.
Rovers also had their chances though and missed three opportunities in a matter of minutes at the start of the second half.
"I thought we deserved to win the game," said acting manager David.
"Football is about confidence and we scored that goal and I think we might have scored more, because going forward we looked energetic and vibrant at times and went close to scoring on three or four occasions.
"I was pleased with the performance of the younger element of the team, I thought they did well. We moved the ball quite well and we were the quicker team.
"We had a small side out there and we couldn't win headers so it wasn't easy for us, but when we got the ball we looked after it."
David Pleat was pleased with the 'energy and vibrancy' in our display after beating Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.