Oxford United boss Chris Wilder feels his players' effort and commitment rather than a change in formation were the major factors behind their 2-0 victory over Northampton on Saturday.
The U's shuffled their side and goals from James Constable and Danny Rose secured a first home win since August.
That result put United two points off leaders Chesterfield and Wilder is keen for his players to get the credit.
"Systems and formations don't play a part," Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford.
"They don't play a part if you don't work hard, compete and pass the ball.
"We needed a home victory, played well, it was deserved and I am delighted for the players and supporters."