Walsall striker Danny Johnson was over the moon to get back on the scoresheet against Crawley Town on Tuesday evening.
The 30-year-old came off the bench and netted in the 88th minute but his effort was cancelled out deep into stoppage time by Danilo Orsi to peg the Saddlers back.
Johnson has found himself starting on the substitutes bench in recent matches and while he admitted he has been a little frustrated not to have been starting every week, he was pleased that he took his opportunity when called upon in midweek and get back on the goal trail.
“I’ve been desperate for a chance to get a goal,” Johnson said.
“It’s probably one of the best finishes coming off my right knee (he joked), but you’ll take anything and I’m over the moon to get the goal.
“I’ve found it really difficult not playing but you’ve just got to keep going and hopefully when that chance comes, you take it.
“The ball has bounced off my right knee at the right place at the right time so hopefully I can kick on now.”
The Saddlers are currently 13th in Sky Bet League Two with an even spread of five victories, five draws and five defeats so far this campaign.
Johnson believes the team are heading in the right direction and has seen a lot of different qualities so far this season.
“You look at the team spirit throughout for that comeback (against Newport). We’ve battled back in certain games and we’ve held on to games and put in professional performances,” he commented.
“There’s a good set of lads there so we’re in the right place and going in the right direction.”