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Fuller: I'm Getting Stronger

Posted: Fri 27 Sep 2013
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Striker Believes He Is Nearing Peak Fitness

Ricardo Fuller was pleased to notch his second goal for the Club with a super-cool finish in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town on Friday night.

The result means it is just one defeat from the opening nine games for Paul Ince's men, but Fuller believed The Seasiders could have take more than just a point away from the John Smith's Stadium.

"I thought we were the better team to be honest, I think we had the better chances particularly in the first-half and they never really looked like scoring in the first-half.

"Second-half, we've come out sitting back too deep and inviting pressure on and they managed to score, but in the end I think we should have nicked all three points, but one point today is still a good point."

The 33-year-old shaped to shoot twice before actually putting the ball in the back of the net and the striker talked the media through his thought process when in front of goal, after the game.

"I tried to get in first and foremost and then the ball came out and Broady headed it back in and I thought 'yeah this is my chance', so I just made sure I had the ball at my feet because when the ball is at my feet there is no way someone can get it off me that easy. 

"I obviously saw the keeper coming out, I tried to slip in at the near post, but I saw that he had covered that so I faked and cut across onto my left and then Clarke tried to block it off, because I was going to put it in the back of the net but then he dived in, so I cut it across again and obviously just walked it into the back of the net!"

With another game on Tuesday to come Fuller is hoping to recharge the batteries again over the weekend after playing his second full 90 minutes since signing and the frontman admits he is feeling better for all the work he has been putting in.

"Obviously every game I am getting fitter and stronger. I'm glad to get to 90 minutes because getting through 90 minutes only means good things for my endurance, pace and power.

"It's a difficult role, when you use one striker you tend to do much more work for the team and you also have to be super fit because most of the work you do is for the team. Occasionally you get chances like I got and I'm just glad I took it," added the Jamaican.