Ryan Edmondson came off the bench to fire two goals in Town's 3-3 draw on Saturday, before revealing he's spent the last ten days in isolation.
The Leeds loanee hasn't trained and only re-joined his team mates on the morning of the game, after ten long days at home recovering from Covid-19.
And it's fair to say the debutant was delighted with his cameo.
“I feel great, I've been in isolation for the past ten days and it’s been difficult, but I’m just happy I could get a run out, come on, score the goals and change the game because it took us a while to get into it," he said.
“With the heat you wouldn’t have thought we were in Rochdale today I’ll tell you that! You’d think we were in Portugal! But every single person out there put in a really good shift, you can see by the lads’ reactions that we all feel like we have lost a stone and a half from losing water.
“It was tough being out there today, but in the end, you don’t want to lose where we didn’t come away with a defeat - we came away with a draw where we can take a bit of something from this game into the next game. "
Edmondson was introduced half-way through the second half before two superb finishes sealed a draw for Simon Grayson's men.
While it may only have been pre-season, Edmondson says he's delighted to get off the mark at his new club.
He explained: “Strikers look for that kind of start where I have come in and got my two goals, it’s unbelievable and it’s a great feeling to continue into League One.”