Enoch Showunmi was over the moon with his first league goal in the black and white stripes.
Showunmi made only his fourth start for the Magpies since joining in the summer from Tranmere Rovers and capped off a solid performance with a goal.
The powerful frontman has endured a frustrating few months with the club but has worked tirelessly in training to force his way into the starting 11.
Francois Zoko’s suspension gave Showunmi the chance he needed and he is now determined to hold onto his shirt.
“It was a few months of pent-up frustration that came out of me when the ball’s gone in the net,” he told Magpie Player.
“It’s just been brilliant to get the start, I’ve waited a long time for it, and hopefully I’ve put that in the manager’s mind that I can obviously perform out there and hopefully he picks me for more games.
“It’s been frustrating, because I came here with personal goals but I’ve kept plugging away and kept my head down in training.
“The manager’s seen that I’ve kept a good level in training over the past few months and I’ve spoken to him and said that I am ready to play.
“I think I’ve shown that to him now, but I’m still not match fit so hopefully the more games that I do play, you’ll hopefully see a fitter and a better me.
“If I can keep scoring goals, then the gaffer will have no reason to drop me.”
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