Fredi Kanoute admitted it was a relief for him to find the net in competitive action for the club for the first time since January following his Carling Cup double against Oldham on Wednesday evening.
So prolific in the early months of last season, before last night the striker had not scored since recording a hat-trick against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on January 3.
This unwelcome drought was well and truly watered at Boundary Park and the Mali international is hopeful a flood will soon follow.
"It is a relief but I wasn't too worried about it," he reflected after the 6-0 win. "I felt good even if I didn't score and think I have helped the team - the reward came here.
"Hopefully goals will come again in the league.
"It is always hard for a striker to have a lack of goals and I hope it will now keep going because it is often like this. Once you score one or two you just keep going, I don't know why, the balls just come to your feet.
"It is just confidence I would say. To score in any game is good and I took this game very seriously and everyone wanted to show that we weren't taking Oldham lightly.
"We fought as hard as if it was a Premiership game and got the result we wanted. We knew it would be difficult and they would try and score early, it was a big motivation for them, but we dealt with it well."