Adam Reach says it’s a weight off his shoulders scoring his first goal at Hillsborough.
The midfielder notched his second goal of the season on Friday night against Birmingham, adding to his late leveller away at Preston on New Year’s Eve.
Reach, who came off the bench against the Blues, advanced down the middle in the closing stages and confidently struck into the Kop net to make it 3-0 in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
He told swfc.co.uk: “They were pushing to get a goal and it made the game open and when Sam found me with the touch, I was already in full stride.
“I saw two defenders coming but I knew if I took a good second touch, they wouldn’t catch me and thankfully it went in.
“It’s a big weight off my shoulders to get my first home goal, in front of the Kop and to win the game 3-0 is brilliant.
“On a personal note, that can kick me on now and give me confidence to get more goals.”
The former Middlesbrough man is now looking forward to a quickfire return to Hillsborough when Wednesday host Blackburn on Tuesday.
He continued: “As soon as the head coach told me to warm up, I was itching to get on because I want to fight for my place.
“Thankfully I think I played well but of course, it helps when everyone else is playing well also and if the squad keeps fighting like they are, then we will be ok.
“Everyone is fighting for points but once we got the second goal I think we killed the game off and that’s six points from the last two games and another clean sheet.
“If we can continue this on Tuesday then we are right back in the mix.”