Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington has said his run of Premier League games has come as a surprise following his injury nightmare.
Six months ago the winger was at League One Huddersfield nursing a broken leg, but now has four top flight appearances and one goal to his name.
"I maybe didn't expect to be playing games just yet," the 23-year-old told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"I'm just happy to be out on the pitch after what happened last season."
He added: "I've worked hard and I've got back out there.
"Hopefully that can give me the confidence to go and put even better performances in."
Pilkington's 37th-minute strike against Bolton on Saturday helped the Canaries to their first victory of the season.
"The lads are buzzing and so are the management and the staff," he said.
"It's been coming and hopefully that's going to be the first of many."
Bradley Johnson, City's other goal scorer at the Reebok Stadium, echoed his team-mate's opinion.
"To go away from home, play the way we did and get the win is terrific," said the former Leeds midfielder.
"It's a monkey off our back now and we can push on.
"We've got that commitment and desire in our team. When we go away or are at home in the Premier League, we don't fear anybody."