Nicky Adams reckons he has finally kick-started his Rotherham United thanks to his late equaliser against Walsall.
The former Crawley winger has yet to start since his arrival seven games ago and so has had to learn the value of patience but he hopes things might change soon.
“I’ve gone from playing every week at Crawley to coming here and being on the subs’ bench every game,” says the winger.
“I’ve come here after being the best player at Crawley to joining a squad with a lot of players who are very good.
“So, it’s been a frustrating time but the fact is, the team has been winning so that makes it difficult to make any changes.
“No one likes being a substitute but if you get on, then you want to make an impact. If you get a start then it’s up to you to show what you can do and keep the shirt.
“Up to now it’s been a case of wait your turn, be patient.
“Arriving at a club, you are itching to make an impact. I’ve not been able to do that so far but I hope Saturday and that goal has kick-started things.
“It was great to see it go in and I’m glad it was an important one in the wider context of things.
“It kept our unbeaten run going just when it seemed it was going to end. But late goals have happened a lot and, while I’ve been here we’ve finished strong in every game.
“There’s a never-die-spirit about the lads and when you keep scoring late like we do, then you believe you always can do.
“Of course, it won’t always happen but the more it does then it’s always in the back of your mind that it can happen again. It becomes a habit really.”
The 27-year-old - the last away player to score a penalty at Millmoor when doing so for Bury - says he might have been a Millers player a few years ago.
“Mark Robins was manager here and wanted me and I was close to coming but I ended up going to Leicester instead,” he says.
The Millers are at sixth-placed Peterborough on Saturday.