Boothroyd said: “It feels great. It’s very nice. I’m absolutely delighted.
“It’s been a long time coming. I really enjoyed tonight. It wasn’t about proving anything.
“Blackburn are a good side. I thought we were resolute. We won and that’s all I’m bothered about.
“I’m thoroughly delighted with everyone’s performance.
“If we can put a winning run together you never know what could happen above us.
“Miracles do happen, so we have to try and make the impossible happen.”