MARTYN Woolford is hoping to make amends for breaking Millwall hearts in 2009 by scoring the goal that sends the Lions into the Premier League.
Woolford, who infamously hit a late winner for Scunthorpe United in the League One play-off final three years ago, made his debut for the club against Bolton on Saturday.
And the 27-year-old is hoping to put the past behind him and become a fan favourite at The Den. He said: "I've been told I've got a lot of making up to do!
"You never know, we could make the play-off final and I could score the winner again. But first and foremost I'll be putting a shift in and making tackles every week.
"That's what the fans want to see from me. A few of my first touches went astray on Saturday, which I was a bit disappointed with, so I have to improve on the ball.
"I think I was a bit overexcited to be back on the pitch again so I need to settle down next week. I'll be making sure I get plenty of crosses in and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals as well."
Prior to Millwall's 1-1 draw at the Reebok Stadium, Woolford had not started a game for former club Bristol City since November – a 2-0 defeat to Charlton.
"I had to put in a real shift and get stuck in," he said. "I was pleased to get 90 minutes under my belt because it's been a while since I've done that.
"I need to get back into the swing of things and get everything back up to what it needs to be. I was definitely pleased with the run out that I got and I felt pretty fit.
"It was a fair result and a good point for us. We need to take that into the next game at home. The lads worked really, really hard for each other.
"That's something that I've noticed already – work ethic is a big part of this club so I wanted to make sure I was running hard.
"I had a long stretch and an ice bath after the game to help me recover properly. I have to take care of my body."
Woolford, for whom the Lions have paid less than £100,000, admitted his career was stagnating at Ashton Gate and that he needed to get a move to play regular football.
"It was frustrating at times for me at Bristol City – things didn't really work out and I had to move on," he said.
"I was very pleased when the opportunity to come here came about and I'm looking forward to getting a run of games. I heard about a week ago that Millwall were coming in for me.
"I was initially told that Bristol City said 'no' to a loan move so I didn't know whether the interest had gone away. But then it all happened in the space of a few days.
"I got a phone call at 7pm last Monday night asking whether I could come to London straight away. So I jumped in the car and away I went.
"It was good to play 90 minutes at the end of a hectic week. I'm looking forward to getting settled."