The 33-year old veteran got the home side off to a good start when he forced home in the 20th minute after Steven Davisâ€™ corner had fallen into his path and he admitted it was a great feeling to help the reigning Scottish Premier League champions to a morale-boosting victory following their disappointing 1-1 draw with St Mirren on the weekend.
"It was a good exercise for the boys and I thought we played well and in stages were much the better team and passed the ball well,â€ť he told the clubâ€™s official website.
"It was good for the guys that have not been involved for the majority of the season to get a bit of game time.
"I was enjoying it. I've not played a lot of games because my knee's been playing up a bit and I got a bit down about that.
"Over the last two weeks in training I've felt I'm getting back to where I want to be and hopefully tonight I've added to that.
"It was good to get a goal, albeit that it was a bit of a sclaff, it was just good to see it going in."