Prior to the game, the Tigers had recorded just four wins in their opening 20 fixtures, a run that saw Leonid Slutsky replaced by Nigel Adkins as Head Coach.
The 3-2 win over the Bees, achieved thanks to goals from Kamil Grosicki, Seb Larsson and Jackson Irvine, saw the Tigers make a winning start to Adkins’ reign at the KCOM Stadium and climb to 18th in the Sky Bet Championship table, and Toral was quick to stress now is the time to kick on.
“It was a great win for the team and it was important to start this new era on a positive note,” he said.
“We’ve proved we have the character in our ranks. We showed we can play a bit as well with the some of the football we produced after the break.
“I think we deserved the win for our performance and we were all very happy after the game.
“The challenge now is to build on the result. We have to use the win as a platform to build on and keep going now. We know it can’t just be a one-off.
“We have to build on the result and the performance and look to string together a decent run of results – starting away at Cardiff this weekend.
“They are having a good season but we will go there with confidence and look to produce another positive performance.”
Introduced into the action on 51 minutes with the team trailing 1-0, Toral produced an impressive 39-minute cameo against Dean Smith’s side and grabbed his first assist in a back and amber shirt when setting up Irvine for the Tigers’ all-important third goal – much to the delight of the Spaniard.
“After what happened last time I was on the KCOM pitch against Nottingham Forest, suffering the injury, it was great to come on and have a positive impact on the game,” admitted Toral.
“I was delighted to be back playing football again and help the team pick up all three points.
“Obviously the three points was by far the most important thing for us, but it was massive for me personally as well.
“To get my first assist for the Club, which is what I was brought here for, is very pleasing.
“To come on with the team one goal down and walk off the pitch with all three points – I was delighted.”