Coming off the bench to score a Scottish Cup goal had Jonathan Afolabi in dreamland – and now the Celtic loanee is looking to kick on at Dundee.
Dundee avoided being on the wrong end of a huge Scottish Cup shock at the hands of Bonnyrigg Rose thanks to Afolabi. The Celtic loanee rose from the bench to score his second goal in as many games as he fights back from a hamstring injury, the Dee eventually winning 3-2 against the Lowland League side.
Speaking before it emerged Afolabi had been the victim of sick racist abuse, the youngster said: “It was a huge relief as we were in the last seconds of the game and I am delighted it went in. I just want to kick on now at Dundee.
“This is one of those games that I will remember for a long time. It is one of my first professional games and it is good to get a last-minute goal like that. We did very well to pull it back in the end after a slow start. It was just good to get over the line in the end.
“I always kept believing and when I came on, I knew I had a job to do. Luckily I managed to get the goal to take the game to extra time and give us a chance to win it. The main thing is we are in the next round. If we can go on a good run, looking back, I don’t think anyone will be remembering this game.
“It is something you always dream of as a kid. I am just glad it happened. I just have to take every chance I get with both hands. I am glad I am doing that at the moment and I hope to keep that going for the club, the team and myself.”
The Celtic loanee is also loving learning from Dundee’s in-form forward, Osman Sow: “The good thing about this team – there is competition everywhere. We know we can get the best out of each other every week.
“Osman Sow is a great striker and it is good to see him back in form after returning from injury at the start of the season. It is good to learn from someone with his experience. I am happy for him and I am happy for the team that he is in such great form.”