An emotional James Coppinger says he visualised his goal against Hull City while laid in bed the night before the game.
The Rovers legend curled a brilliant free-kick into the top corner in the 102nd minute to secure a 3-3 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium.
He said: “I saw that exact moment the night before the game while I was laid in bed visualising how the day would go.
“I’ve had a lot of moments like that and I enjoy the pressure in big games, I knew there would be an opportunity for me.
“It’s right up there for me, it wasn’t the winner and there wasn’t fans in the stadium but it was a brilliant occasion.”
Wearing the kit he designed and the boots bought for him by his teammates, Coppinger felt it was a fitting way to cap his 799th senior career appearance.
He added: “I didn’t want it to be all about me, the most important part was getting a result and performance which we got in the end.
“Playing 800 games, playing until I’m 40 and scoring that goal did make me get a bit emotional in the dressing room, because I know it can’t last forever.
“For a lot of the lads to tell me how happy they were for me to score means a lot and shows the group we have.”