Inverness boss Terry Butcher singled out the Gregory Tade's performance after his side's 2-1 league victory against Kilmarnock.
Tade's 25th minute header was his first goal for the Highland club, and Butcher was thrilled for the Frenchman.
"He's lively and his ambition and dream was to play in the SPL and score - he's done that now," said Butcher.
"He wants to inspire people - and he certainly inspired us with his workrate and his goal in the match."
A late strike from Graeme Shinnie handed Inverness their first win of the season at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, after Tade's header was cancelled out by Dean Shiels' fine strike for Kilmarnock.
Shinnie found the net in the 89th minute with a low strike inside the Killie penalty area that evaded keeper Cammy Bell, and Butcher admitted the match could have gone either way.
"It's a lovely feeling when the winner goes in with only a few minutes remaining, even though we still had four or five minutes to go," said Butcher.
"The way Kilmarnock played, they could easily have got a winner.
"It was end-to-end stuff. We had a lot of tired players out there, but we asked them to do a job today, which they did magnificently well - apart from the lat 10 minutes of the first half when they eased off a bit and allowed Kilmarnock into the game.
"But what energy and commitment from the players.
"The whole team has character, I've said it before - I'm proud of the squad, and I believe in them.
"But today was different, because they believed in themselves more than they've ever done this season, and I think it showed."