Venables praised returning skipper Dominic Matteo, who came back for the game after a three-month injury lay-off: "It was a major plus to get Dominic back," said the Leeds boss.
"He did well, giving us good drive down the left-hand side, especially in the second half.
"That's also three clean sheets for us now, which is good. Everybody likes that, and it's come as a result of us being more compact and more patient.
"Hopefully we can keep going in the same direction."