Striker Marvin Morgan today revealed his relief at breaking his League One scoring duck with Shrewsbury Town.
The 29-year-old had a brief loan spell with Dagenham in the same division two seasons ago but did not find the net in five starts and seven substitute appearances.
And that meant Morgan’s bullet header on the stroke of half-time in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tranmere had extra meaning for the frontman.
“As a striker, you want to score goals. I was in League One two seasons ago with Dagenham and didn’t get to score,” said Morgan, who found the net 11 times last term.
“That was hovering around me a bit so it was good to get a goal.
“You don’t want to be thinking about two years ago.
“I started pre-season well and wanted to take it into the season and I’m happy and relieved to get on the scoresheet.
“The nature of football is fans want to see goals and I think we have that in the team. Hopefully that can be the start for us.”
Town were denied their second home victory of the week by a late leveller from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro with two minutes remaining.
And Morgan admitted the team were left with mixed feelings at the end.
“It feels like a loss but you have to put in perspective,” added the former Woking and Aldershot man.
“We’ve just been promoted, they were top of the league and we are still unbeaten at home.
“We can take confidence from how we played in the game into Stevenage on Saturday.
“You have to look at it and think, ‘are we a better club than Stevenage?’ And you’d have to say that player for player we are.
“I think we’ve got to take the positives and go there really confident.
“We want to compete and be up there.
“If we come in the league and get relegated then what’s the point of getting promoted last season?
“We can take positives from all three games we have played so far and even at Sheffield United we played really well and tested them.”