Alun Armstrong confessed to being in dreamland after blasting a match-winning two-goal salvo against former club Middlesbrough on Monday.

The in-form striker, overlooked during his injury-plagued years on Teesside, returned to haunt his old employers in their fight against relegation.

And he stunned a packed Riverside Stadium with two goals inside four second-half minutes to cancel out Boro's opener by Dean Windass.

He said: "I couldn't have dreamed of a better day, but the most important thing, of course, was getting the points. It was fantastic to get two goals but not because I felt I had a point to prove to Boro.

"I really hope they stay up because I've got so many friends here and they gave me such a great welcome.

"Not many opposition strikers will come here, score two goals and get the kind of reception I did?

"We couldn't believe we were losing at half-time because the lads were playing well and working so hard for each other."

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