Marvin Morgan was delighted to celebrate his home debut with the winning goal as Pools brushed aside Northampton Town to cut the gap at the bottom of League Two.
And afterwards Morgan told the press that opening his goals account for the Club will help him settle in to life at Victoria Park.
“It’s always good to start off your home debut with a goal,” he admitted.
“It was quite nerve-wracking because it was a big game and I’ve been brought in to score goals and if you don’t do that it can look bad.
“I’m very happy generally because we won the game but it’s always a plus as a striker when you score. It’s less pressure when you get off the mark because strikers are rated on goals.
“It was a scrappy game; they’ve been on a good run and I think we just had to try and nullify their play first.
“Once we did that, I thought we had more of the chances in the second half and we know that if we keep clean sheets we will always have chances to score and win games."
Morgan’s outing against The Cobblers was just his third competitive start since November and he’s promised Pools fans they can expect much more when he gets more football under his belt.
After turning down other options to link-up with Ronnie Moore at The Vic, he’s determined to repay the faith shown in him by the Pools boss.
“My main concern coming here was to play some football.
“I’ve hardly played in the last two years; I’ve had a good time at Plymouth, it’s a lovely club but it was hard getting back in the team there and I really wanted to play.
“That’s only my second competitive game in about three months so it’s just about getting the body back in to it now I think. When I get my match sharpness and match fitness you’ll see more of what I can do.
“At the minute I feel like I just look like a tall striker who can head the ball but I have so much more to offer in my game.”