ROY O'Dovonan concedes he has some catching up to do.
The passionate front man produced a clever volley in the 2-1 loss to Perth to end a frustrating run of eight games without a goal.
On a another night he could easily had notched a hat-trick. The Irishman had a goal pulled back for offside, hit the underside of the crossbar with another instinctive volley and was twice denied by desperate keeping from Liam Reddy.
"I would have liked to see another angle of the [offside] goal. I thought my run was close to the halfway line," O'Donovan said. "I was waiting for the VAR."
O'Donovan has netted three goals in 14 appearances this campaign - down on his average at season start of a goal in every second game.
In fairness, the poacher has not received the service - quality crosses and threaded passes - he feasts on.
"It was great to score, it has been a few weeks," O'Donovan said
"The frustration comes from not getting enough chances. You are making the runs and we are turning down the forward pass.
"I have been a lot more vocal on the training pitch the past couple of weeks because I want to score more goals.
"Against Perth our attacking play was back to where it needs to be ... we got the ball to Val [Yuel] a lot, we got the ball to Ramy [Najjarine] a lot. It was good that we had our quality attacking players on the park.
"It (goal) relieves a bit of frustration but I want to score more. And I have a lot of catching up to do."
Unfortunately for the the Jets, they had shipped two goals before O'Donovan struck.
Both Glory goals were avoidable.
"Again we copped two sloppy goals and we need to address that," O'Donovan said. "We have to work on it, demand more from each other.
"We have to move forward, fight and have a go. That has been the fabric of every Newcastle team from the day dot. We can't go away from that. We have to attack with purpose.
"Equally, if we do turn the ball over, from me back, we have to defend as a team."
The Jets, desperate to end a five-game losing streak, host Western United on Monday.
United have lost three of their past four and sit one place and three points above the Jets. However, they have played three fewer games.
"They have a team of quality players, quality international players. It is going to be a difficult game," O'Donovan said.
"If we attack like we did against Perth and defend like we had been doing up until the Adelaide game, we give ourselves a real fighting chance.
"We started the season results-wise pretty poorly, then we had a five-game spell where it looked like we have something here.
"We have lost a lot of ground since we beat Melbourne City. Vice versa. Melbourne City lost to us and looked pretty average. They have been the best team in the league for the past four or five weeks. We have to take some hope from that.
"Right now we just need to get over that hump."