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Gosling Enjoying His Football

Posted: Thu 14 Nov 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

The midfielder is settling in well at Bloomfield Road

Five games into his loan spell, Dan Gosling couldn’t have settled into Blackpool life any better, having played the full 90 minutes in his last four outings.

The midfielder on loan from Newcastle United has been impressive since making the switch west.

But the 23-year-old admits he is just happy to be playing again, after a frustrating time being overlooked at St James’ Park.

“It's a nice feeling to walk out and be getting 90 minutes football every week,” he said.

"I feel like I'm getting better each week, even though Saturday's result was a little disappointing.

"It's the first time since I've been here we've not played well and in this league you have to be at it every week.”

Gosling’s place in the team has been further guaranteed by the injury list at the club, although with many of his team mates preparing to return he is ready for the battle to retain his place.

“"In the next couple of weeks we have a few lads coming back from injury so we'll have a big squad.

"I haven't played with Fergie before but the lads say he's a top player.

"He's a great pro and a leader on the pitch so I'm looking forward to playing alongside him.

"There are a few lads injured at the moment so I think the international break has come at a good time for us.”

The Charlton away game, where Gosling made his debut off the bench, is the only game he’s played with manager Paul Ince in the dugout.

But with Ince returning in a fortnight and six games coming up in December, the former-Everton man feels things are looking good for The Seasiders.

“"I think we've done alright with Alex and Thommo, we've picked up a lot of points.

"It's disappointing that we didn't hold on for the win against Blackburn and last weekend we didn't hold onto the point.

"Every game in this league is tough, every team has their own strengths - so we know the next few games will be tough ones.

"It's been a good start, hopefully we can maintain it,” said Gosling.