TOUMANI Diagouraga admitted even he was surprised when he scored so soon after coming on for Brentford on Saturday.
The cloud of Adam Forshaw's broken jaw had a silver lining when Diagouraga came on to replace him midway through the first half at home to Rochdale.
And the French midfielder, not usually noted for his goalscoring talents, arrived poacher-like at the back stick just eight minutes later to score the opening goal after a Clayton Donaldson effort came back off the post.
Diagouraga said: “The manager just wanted me to go on and make a nuisance of myself in the box, and it was just a quick reaction to get there when the ball came back off the post.
“It was a relief to see it go in as I had a chance from a similar position in the home defeat to Charlton, which I put over, so I had to tell myself just to keep it down.
“It was great to get the goal as I don't get too many, but more important for us after three defeats in a row was getting the three points.”