Federico Macheda's third goal in as many games gave Doncaster a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, maintaining the Italian’s fine start to life in the Championship.
The 22-year-old began the match in a wider role before moving up front in the second half, when he notched the winner via a coolly taken header past opposition goalkeeper Chris Kirkland at Hillsborough.
Notably, that strike was preceded by a midweek brace during Rovers’ 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest and as Macheda explained on Saturday, he’s quickly rediscovering his scoring touch.
“My confidence is getting higher every game,” Kiko told the BBC. “But I am not very happy about my performance today, especially in the first half because I was wide. But in the second half I played in my main position, I think I did better and scored the winning goal, which I was very happy about.
“I have not been playing a lot of games recently so I decided to come here to Doncaster. I have always believed in myself, I have never stopped working hard in bad times and it was a great feeling to be back on the score-sheet.
“I went to Doncaster because they were the team that really wanted me. I didn’t go to other clubs because they wanted me but weren’t really sure about me. I came here to be with the manager because he really wanted me and I am happy to have made that choice.”
Elsewhere in the Championship, Jesse Lingard played a full 90 minutes for Birmingham City but could do little to prevent a 2-0 defeat to Reading. Of course, the Reds youngster made a bright start to his loan spell last weekend by scoring four goals on his Blues debut.
Ryan Tunnicliffe helped Ipswich Town secure an efficient 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Portman Road, playing a full match in centre midfield. Similarly, Nick Powell registered 90 minutes for Wigan Athletic, though his side unfortunately went down 1-0 to Watford.