Clinton Morrison has vowed to win a place in Sheffield Wednesday's starting line-up after his goal at Hartlepool.
The former Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Coventry striker stepped off the substitutes' bench midway through the second half in Saturday's 5-0 win and curled home a superb effort from an acute angle in the last minute.
Morrison said: "It was one of the best goals I've scored in my career. I just thought I would curl it and was happy to see it go in.
"I've been frustrated being on the bench, but I know why. The gaffer has explained it to me, I'm not 100% fit, but I'm slowly getting there and when I do, goals like that will be coming all the time.
Morrison added: "If a striker tells you he's happy to be on the bench he's lying. I like my football too much to say I'm happy to be on the bench. All I can do is get fit and the gaffer has said when I do get fit, it's up to me to force my way into the team.
"I've come here to play football and that's what I want to do; play, score goals and do well for the fans and the team, but I'm still building up my fitness."