Dickov said "I asked for a reaction and I got it. We let the fans down at Charlton and this performance was for them.
"I'm proud of the way we played considering the injury problems we have at present and that was a terrific display against probably the best team in the division.
"Tactically I thought we got it right and pressed them when we didn't have the ball.
"We were a bit aggrieved to go in behind at the interval. It was an uncharacteristic mistake by Ross Turnbull but I told him he didn't have to apologise because he's dug us out of the mire a number of times this season.
"It was a chance for the players to dig in for him and they did that. It was a massive effort from everyone.
"We seem to raise our game against the better sides and that can sometimes be frustrating.
"It's important that we don't get carried away with this victory because consistency is the key.
"When we are not quite on our game we can let ourselves down but when we hit this level we can be a match for anyone in the Championship."