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Bishop's Contract Delight

Posted: Mon 02 Dec 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

Utility player commits his future to The Seasiders

Neal Bishop has celebrated a fine start to the season by signing a contract extension with Blackpool, committing himself until at least the end of the season.

The summer signing has been an ever-present so far this season, playing in a variety of different positions.

Bishop has been an integral part of Blackpool’s strong start to the season, and is delighted his new deal has been sorted ahead of the busy Christmas period.

“The contract being signed takes some pressure off me,” said Bishop.

“Coming here on a short-term deal gave me it all to do. Fair play to the Chairman, he said if I came in and did well for him then he’d offer me a long term deal.

“He’s stuck to his word and I’d like to thank him and the club for showing faith in me.

“It’s a privilege to be playing here and I’ll play in goal if it helps the team.”

The 32-year-old moved to Bloomfield Road from Notts County in the summer and has missed just one game since making his debut against Barnsley in August.
 
“I’m always looking to improve and I know I can. I’m happy with the amount of games I’ve played, but I know I can improve.

“I always get DVDs of the games and watch them at home to look how I can improve. It’s hard when I don’t know what position I’ll be playing.”

“I’ll play anywhere, I just love playing football and hope that comes across in the way I play.”

Bishop is likely to be involved for The Seasiders again tomorrow night at Yeovil, a long trip which the utility man will be keen to bring maximum points home from.

“Yeovil had a great result against Watford on Saturday, so it will be tough.

“I thought I’d escaped playing there when I moved up a division, but they’ve come up.

“The fans get behind them and we’ll have to adapt. We have match winners and as long as we stick to our game plan we can get a result,” said Bishop.