Jamie Cureton hopes he can keep his place in the team for National League side Eastleigh after scoring on his full debut at the age of 41.
Cureton, who joined his 16th club in September, opened the scoring in a 3-0 win against Torquay on Tuesday.
“I’ve had to be patient and wait a few weeks for my chance,” the former Norwich striker told BBC Radio Solent.
“Hopefully I’ve done enough to keep my place as it’s been all about getting in the team since I joined.”
Cureton, who made his name with Bristol Rovers, Reading and QPR after leaving Norwich, will be cup-tied for Eastleigh’s FA Cup first round tie against former club Swindon on 4 November.
He played for Southern League Farnborough Town in an earlier qualifying round.
“I’m confident in my ability that if I got in the team, I could score goals,” he said.
“Scoring on your first start definitely helps. It’s taken a bit longer than I thought, but the boys have been playing well and I’ve had to be patient.”