By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris believes he has turned a new leaf after scoring his first competitive goal for Spartak Moscow.
The 22-year-old had to wait over a year to register his first Premier League goal for the Russian club.
Waris had joined Spartak on the back of an impressive domestic form in Sweden where he emerged top goalscorer and best player while with BK Hacken.
Injuries however took its toll on the Ghana striker who had kicked off his career with his new club by scoring goals during pre-season.
The Right to Dream Academy graduate has since struggled to regain the club form that once alerted English giants Chelsea into signing him.
Waris however feels scoring that all important first competitive goal for Spartak will give him the needed confidence to bang in more before the season ends.
“It [first competitive goals] actually gives me a lot of confidence – scoring the first goal,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“I just have to keep working hard as I said and hopefully grab more goals.”
The Russian top flight is currently on a long winter break and will only resume on March 7, 2014 when Spartak travel to face Terek Grozny.