BYRON Harrison has admitted to a pile of sleepless nights before a lucky 13 th appearance for Dons on Saturday.
The club record signing in January finally got his first goal for the club when he nodded Jack Midson’s header over the line in the final minute of the emphatic 4-0 win over Burton Albion.
Boss Terry Brown had alluded to a confidence crisis for the 24-year-old after his switch from Stevenage, and Harrison agreed while admitting he was his own worst enemy.
‘I’ve had a few restless nights, and although I’ve got a good family, I’m not really a talkative person – so these things are stuck in my head,” he added.
“The pressure I was putting myself under wasn’t healthy.”
Harrison was meant to partner Midson in a new strike spearhead after he joined in the January transfer window, but found himself on the bench only to finally meet ball and expectations for AFC’s third in their biggest win of the season.
Needless to say, Harrison is hoping for more of the same at Accrington on Saturday.
He added: “Playing striker is a confidence based position – and I have been struggling.
“I've never been this long without a goal, but hopefully, this will be the start of something.
“I’ve always wanted a one-goal, two-games ratio, and everywhere I’ve gone I’ve scored so this was new territory.
“I don’t have a goal target for the remainder of the season. Scoring one was all I’ve been thinking about, and hopefully I can go on from here.”