Adam Collin said a clean sheet and a win was the "dream" for the Notts dressing room after the 2-0 win against Stevenage.
The goalkeeper kept his second shut-out in his last three games as the Magpies got back to winning ways in Sky Bet League Two and he was pleased to play his part.
"That's our dream in the dressing room," he said. "The gaffer always asks for a clean sheet and three points. Everything clicked for us this afternoon, especially in the second half, and we came away deserved winners.
"Stevenage are a handy team so we showed them a bit of respect and they played well - but we handled it really well, like we have done for most of the season, and the clean sheet proves that.
"Teams at the top end of the league are going to drop points and we have had a bit of a sticky spell but confidence hasn't been knocked too much. We're a tight bunch in the dressing room and the gaffer looks after us."
The former Rotherham man was thrown back into the team sooner than anticipated following Ross Fitzsimons' red card against Crawley last month.
And Collin says the intense schedule has helped him regain match sharpness quickly.
"I had three months out and came back a bit earlier than planned but I am getting back to match fitness and it's pleasing to have kept a couple of clean sheets to help the team," he said.
"I had four days of training and then was put in against Swansea, which was a baptism of fire.
"The games have come thick and fast - I think February was our busiest month - so it was like being thrown in at the deep end but I'm pleased with my own form and to see us moving back up the table."