STRIKER Stuart Beavon is delighted to get off the mark for Burton Albion.
The new signing was one of the stars of pre-season, and has continued that form into the 2014/15 campaign, setting up the only goal of the game against Oxford United on Saturday before scoring one and having a big hand in the other as the Brewers beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 in the League Cup on Tuesday night.
He had previously been principally a creator, setting up three goals for fellow new boy Lucas Akins, who finally returned the favour against the Latics.
"He was having a laugh and he said that it was about time he set one up for me," said Beavon.
"Obviously scoring the winner against a Championship side and getting to the next round was great.
"And for myself, getting my first goal was nice on a personal level.
"I played in a few pre-season games without scoring and once you get off the mark, it is nice."
Beavon says the team have got off to a great start to the season, with two wins from two, and was pleased that they ironed out some of the creases after the largely positive display at the Kassam Stadium.
"It was a good start at Oxford, but we had some things to work on which we have done and we came out and put those things right," he said.
"It's a good group of lads here, and we go into every game confident. We feel we can beat everyone who is put in front of us.
"I came here because I wanted to play football, and I'm in the team and starting, and that's why I'm enjoying it so much.
"And I'm working very well with all the other lads, which is good."
Wigan made a lot of changes from their own opening game of the season – a 2-2 draw against Reading – but still sent a strong side to the Pirelli Stadium.
"They made a few changes but they still had a good team out," said Beavon.
"We have to beat what's in front of us, and I thought we did very well against them.
"We knew they were going to pass the ball about, and there would be gaps created if we jumped in to win the ball.
"We kept our shape, which was the main thing, and you saw that they wanted to pass the ball but we made them go long in the second half because we shut the space down."