Jamie Longworth has spoken of his relief after he ended a five-month goal drought with a double against Annan.
The Queen’s Park hitman hadn’t scored since September, when the Spiders hit four past Elgin, but two second-half strikes on Saturday helped his side twice come from behind to grab a precious point.
And Longworth was thrilled to end his barren spell and take his season’s goal tally to nine in all competitions.
The 25-year-old, from Calderwood, told the News: “It was a big relief when that first goal went in.
“It was a bit scrappy but I wasn’t caring and when you’ve gone so long without a goal to see the ball hit the net gives you so much confidence.
“I felt better after that and my second was a better finish and I was a lot more comfortable out there.
“Elgin away in September was the last time I scored so it’s a long time to have that hanging over you.
“I wasn’t playing very well for a while and was in and out of the team. By December that was probably my worst spell and I’d been going so long without a goal that I was almost trying too hard to score and I wasn’t playing my natural game.
“But during January the performances got better and better and now I’ve got that monkey off my back, hopefully I can kick on”
And next up for Longworth is the club’s final trip to Ibrox this season, as Saturday seems them take on Third Division leaders Rangers.
Queen’s are second in the table but are 19 points behind their Glasgow rivals with two games in hand.
And after running Rangers close in their previous two games this term, the striker believes they will give Ally McCoist’s men another test.
Longworth added: “We are all really looking forward to the Rangers game now. The past few weeks we’ve been making sure we get points on the board to stay up in the playoff places, so now we can go out and enjoy this game.
“We’ve got nothing to lose and every time we’ve played them this season we’ve given Rangers a good game. The last game at Ibrox was an amazing experience and when we played them at Hampden we counter-attacked really well and should have taken something.
“I’m feeling a lot better about playing in the game now after scoring on Saturday.”