Ian Evatt believes the fightback he saw from his Bolton Wanderers side in the aftermath of going behind against former club Barrow shows the character is there in the Trotters squad.
Chris Taylor and Mike Jones had given the Bluebirds a 2-0 advantage before Peter Kioso halved the deficit.
Dior Angus added a third for Barrow soon after, before Eoin Doyle scored a second before half-time, and skipper Antoni Sarcevic got on the scoresheet at the death to ensure Wanderers would take a share of the spoils in a 3-3 thriller.
In the aftermath of last weekend's defeat at the University of Bolton Stadium against Oldham Athletic, Evatt questioned the character of the Wanderers dressing room.
But after watching his side recover from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits against the Bluebirds, he believes the response he saw at the Progression Solicitors Stadium was evidence of the character in the Wanderers squad.
He said: “It shows me that there is character in there. Obviously I questioned that on Saturday and I was a bit emotional after the game because of the manner of the defeat and the 95th minute goal but when you sift through the debris sometimes, and took all that emotion out of the equation on Sunday, we weren’t as bad as I thought we were.
“We had good opportunities. And everything Oldham did was on the back of our own mistakes. They created nothing themselves and it was all from our mistakes.
“So we have to cut those mistakes out, of course, and we have to train and work hard to do that.
“We had to pick them up again and though I’d questioned their character they showed bundles of it at Barrow.
"And I know from first-hand experience that to play here and to get results there, you have to show character."
Evatt hopes the result will help to kickstart Wanderers' season and they are next in action on Saturday on the road once more when they head to the Abbey Stadium to take on Cambridge United, who sit top of the League Two table.
He said: "It’s a great test. Everything’s a good test. Football’s a magical game and it’s an emotional game and we all love it for different reasons but it’s amazing, especially when it’s an open game like that and you’re going blow for blow and punch for punch, it’s a great spectacle.
"The only upsetting point is that there weren’t any fans from both sides to see it because it was a good and attacking game of football and an entertaining game of football.
"As I said at half-time, I did think that this second half would define us, but I had a firm belief and I had a feeling after the first 10 minutes, we looked like mentally we switched on and we looked like we wanted it for the first real time this season we’ve really looked like a team that’s determined not to lose and we showed that tonight."