Lasse Vibe was a relieved man after opening his account for the season in Brentford's 2-2 draw with QPR.
The Dane has had a stop-start campaign so far this season and injury led him to miss nearly two months of action.
He has looked good with his movement and work-ratebut every striker is really judged on one currency; goals.
He reflected: “I think with my start of the season, being injured in the third or fourth week, I was out for nine, 10 weeks and then not hitting the ground running.
“It's hard coming back from injury but also, being critical of my own performance, could have scored before. It's better late than never.
“I'm happy to get off the mark but it doesn't feel like that. I've scored loads of goals in training.
“Normally, when I've had tough periods it's been in training as well. I've kept my head up and doing my best for the team.
“A few of my team-mates seemed really happy for me and that pleased me even more.”
Vibe has a habit of going on goalscoring runs and dry spells and, while he doesn't want to jinx anything, he hopes he can now find the net on a regular basis.
He added: “We don't want to jinx anything. I'm relying on my team-mates. I'm not an individual skill player.
“I need my team to help me perform. That's obviously a reason, if not a bad excuse. Every striker, it's mental. This time it hasn't been minutes in games but it's more of a time factor.”
Vibe will be looking to add to his tally when the Bees take on Fulham on Saturday and he knows it will be a tough game.
Speaking after Brentford had thrown away a two-goal lead at QPR, Vibe said: “We've got Fulham and they're looking strong at the minute.
“They've been strong all season. They drew a lot. They got that 5-4 win which kickstarted it. We've got to sleep on this and give ourselves 24 hours to get over it.”