The striker has struggled to break into the Partick Thistle starting line-up for most of the season but has made an impressive impact in the Jags' last two outings against Dumbarton and Hamilton.
He proved to be the Firhill hero on Saturday as he stepped off the bench to clinch all three points for Alan Archibald's side against Accies, his superb late strike adding to Conrad Balatoni's opener that extends Thistle's recent unbeaten run.
Victory at New Douglas Park keeps the Jags well in the hunt for Irn-Bru First Division title glory and just two points behind league leaders Morton ahead of their clash with Cowdenbeath tomorrow night.
Interim boss Archibald has stuck with the three-pronged attack of Steven Craig, Steven Lawless and Chris Erskine thus far, but Elliot hopes his timely renaissance will soon be rewarded with a starting berth.
He said: "All I have been doing is working hard and I had to wait for my chance.
"Alan is playing me more off the left of the front three which is better for me because I can get on the ball, run at players and get the chance to shoot and try get an assist as well.
"It is hard but you can't let it affect you. At first when I wasn't getting in the squad I was asking myself what I was doing wrong or what I was doing right.
"I spoke to Alan and he said I was doing everything right. But the team was winning and he couldn't change a winning team.
"He said my chance would come. I am getting more of a chance now and hopefully I can prove myself.
"Confidence is the main thing. When your confidence is high you can try different things and even if they don't come off, you have got the confidence to do it again.
"My confidence is flying at the moment and I feel that if I start or come on then I can do something."
The win over Billy Reid's side was Thistle's fifth in a row under interim boss Archibald as they continued their superb run of form on his watch.
The Firhill hierarchy have yet to decide who will replace Jackie McNamara on a full-time basis and goal hero Elliot reckons Archie is the ideal candidate for the position.
He said: "He is the perfect man for the job. He has been brilliant since day one. He has come in and he has put his stamp on it.
"Going by the results, he is the man to get it. I think he has learned a lot from Jackie and he has brought in the same procedures training wise and he has added his own stuff as well.
"They are quite similar. He is a brilliant role model. I look up to him and hopefully one day I can be like that. He hasn't changed much in training. He has just added bits and bobs.
"With Scotty coming in, we have done a lot more passing and shape. Football wise, he is not playing as much himself but he just wants the wins and hopefully he gets the job."