Danny Collins was thrilled to score the equaliser in yesterday’s win at Brighton, and believed it gave his side the confidence to go on to win the game.The centre back was handed his first appearance of the season by new manager Dougie Freedman, and his header on the brink of half-time cancelled out Lewis Dunk’s opening goal.
Speaking after the match, Collins said: “Credit to Brighton - they had a lot of play. They pop it around well. We just had to play counter-attacking football. We got the goal right on half-time to give us a bit of a confidence coming back out for the second half.
“We know we’ve got players like Michail and Burkey, who I thought was great today, who can create things at the other end. They did that for us today - great third goal.
“It was a bit nervy at the end when they got the second off the corner but we held on and we’re delighted to be back on the bus with three points.”
For Collins, the victory was doubly sweet.
He said: “I’m obviously delighted that Dougie’s given me the chance today to come in and be part of a winning team. To cap it off with a goal was special.
“It’s been frustrating. You train all week and you want to be part of it on a Saturday. It’s been a disappointing five or six months but I’ve stuck at it, worked hard and hoped my chance comes.
“It’s nice for Dougie to get off to a winning start and for the boys - we dug in hard today.”
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