Wednesday’s two-goal hero Atdhe Nuhiu believes that he has gained his reward for a never-say-die outlook and hopes that he has done enough to keep his place.
He has been in and out of the line-up and on Saturday, having been recalled because Leon Best was ineligible, found himself in a side that was 3-1 down.
But the big-hearted Austrian stole the show with his two goals and battling display in a 3-3 draw.
“I think I deserved that earlier in the season, these two goals,” said the centre forward who now has six for the season. “ But most of all I’m happy that we drew and it would feel wrong if we had lost, because we played better than the scoreline showed in the first half.
“In the second half we really showed that we didn’t want to lose.
“I didn’t set myself a goal target this season; a striker should be judged on goals, that’s true, but I am a team player as well. It doesn’t matter if I score or a team-mate scores - I am happy. We win as a team and we lose as a team.
“My personality is that I don’t like to give up, ever, not just in football but in all my life. This will never change. I will always be like that.”
“”When I am on the pitch I am happy for every minute, that’s why I am training very hard every day, to play at the weekend. That’s why I think they really appreciate it; not just the fans maybe, but the manager and the players.
“I think I did well. Every time you play you don’t want to lose your shirt easily.
“Since I came here I have improved a lot, especially when Stuart Gray took the job. He believes in me; he knows because he sees me every day in training and he knows what I am able to do.
“It’s true that I could have scored maybe more goals but I think also I work hard and I put players into situations to score goals. This is also a thing that people see and they like me how I am.”