Rakish Bingham was glad to get his maiden Rovers goal as he helped his side to a 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Bingham grabbed Rovers’ second within three minutes of coming on in the Emirates FA Cup first round replay to help set up a trip to Gillingham in the next stage, and the forward felt the confidence from scoring in the under-23 games helped him to make the step up.
“It was good to get back to winning ways, and for me to get on the scoresheet is great on a personal level, I’m very pleased to get it in my third appearance off the bench, and I’m glad to get it out the way pretty early,” he said.
“I’ve felt like it’s been easy to come into the team, I’ve really felt at home here, now I want to push on, the goal has given me a lot of confidence, I’d scored a couple in the under-23s before now, but it doesn’t matter to me, a goal is a goal, I’ll always be happy.
“I think by scoring in those games it boosted my confidence and that really helped me when it came to the first team, I managed to grab a goal here and now all I want to do is push on and help the team even further.”
Bingham joined Rovers at the beginning of the month on a short-term deal until January, and he is keen to keep doing his part in order to make sure his stay in South Yorkshire is a longer one.
“The manager told me to get on and exploit that space in behind, utilise it and use my attributes to obviously influence the game, luckily it worked for me, and I really want to kick on,” he added.
“I’ll keep doing my part, whether that be off the bench like I have been so far or starting the game, I want to influence things as much as I can, ultimately I want to start and play games, but I’ll be working hard to try and make that happen.
“I’d had a bit of time out of football before coming here which was difficult, but I’m glad that’s behind me, it was a great feeling to get the goal, and it’s a feeling I want to keep having now.”