The midfielder ghosted into the penalty area to give us an early lead against Arsenal 11 days ago - his first strike since February 2002. However, given the final outcome of the game, Darren's joy was not to be long lasting.
"The last one was Leicester at home so I suppose it was nice to score - but we didn't get the right result," he considered. "For a while it looked like we would and I think we definitely deserved to get something out of the game."
"I probably should get more goals, but last season after I picked up a couple of injuries I didn't really get going. It's always a nice feeling to score."
Since, for the most part, being switched from being an attacking wide player to patrolling the central areas, the forward thrusts from the experienced campaigner have been reduced. Darren feels that his responsibilities lie more now in knitting the midfield together from deep.
"I think so. I would like to be more positive in terms of getting forward, but I've been seen as the one to kind of sit there and try and get us playing. I suppose that would be the reason for me not getting into the box maybe as much as I would like."
Darren Anderton finally found the scoresheet again last time out and admits he would relish more of the same.