Etherington struck against Derby on Saturday and told WHUTV: "It was nice to get another goal.
"We didn't go to Derby expecting to win 5-0 but I thought we played very well and thoroughly deserved it. We played some great stuff and hit the bar a couple of times - and it probably could have been more in the end.
"We have got top players out at the moment and for the players that have come in to put in a performance like that shows what a squad we have got here and what sort of character the lads have. It was never going to be an easy game and the lads who have played have dug in. Some of them have not played all season but they have come in and showed the right attitude. They have done really well. It just goes to show what a good atmosphere we have got at the club now."