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Goodwillie: Enjoying My Football

Posted: Tue 01 Apr 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Striker Finding His Form

Striker David Goodwillie has found his goal scoring feet away from home in recent weeks, and he feels he is now reaping the rewards of regular first team football.

The Scot netted at QPR on Saturday to earn The Seasiders a point, adding to his strike at Leicester City two weeks previous.

On Friday Goodwillie turned 25, and all the hard work on the training field appears to be paying off.

“Regular football is a must have for me, I’m desperate for it. I need to start enjoying my football again,” said Goodwillie.

“I’ve been working hard in training to try and get in the manager’s plans, and thankfully it has paid off and he has given me some game time. 

“When I arrived I had to wait for my chance, I can’t come in and expect to play straight away because there are boys who’ve been here and doing it all season.

“There are a lot of forwards, which makes it harder to get in the team. So when you’ve worked so hard to get in the team you want to stay there.”

Meanwhile a new addition to the Pool back room staff has been Eric Black, a man Goodwillie knows from their time together in the past, and he has been happy to link up again.

“He is a wise man Eric, I was at Blackburn with him and I learned a lot from him there. He knows what he is talking about, so what he says the players take on board.

“It probably helped me already knowing him, so when he came in we had a chat. I know what he is all about, and he is an honest guy. He’ll bring his knowledge and his experience to Blackpool and will guide us on the right path.

“Our home games are must wins against anyone, but I don’t believe for a second that we’re in danger, we’ve got too good a squad for anything like that to happen,” said Goodwillie.