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Keogh: Such A Relief

Posted: Sat 08 Feb 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Striker's reaction to his late equaliser

When Andy Keogh's header nested in the back of the Nottingham Forest net it provided huge relief for everyone with a Blackpool connection.

It was the Irishman's first goal for the club on his first start, and gave The Seasiders a much deserved point against their promotion-chasing opponents.

Blackpool's home performance was again spirited, and having played the full 90 minutes, Keogh hopes this is where Pool's season changes.

"I watched the cross all the way and luckily enough I was able to guide it home - it was such a relief," said Keogh.

"It was nice to get a goal on my first start. I'm really happy, because it was a great performance from everyone, even though I think we deserved all three points.

"We never gave up, which was the important thing. We were getting disheartened, especially with their time wasting, but we showed good spirit in the end."

Having made his debut for the club last week, this was Keogh's first Bloomfield Road appearance and he now has something to build on.

Thrown in from the start alongside Steven Davies, there was signs that the duo could work well together, but like the whole team, it will take time to gel.

"We have a lot of new players in the squad, but we showed we can play some good football today, so the more we play together the better we'll become.

"Me and Davo need to get used to each other's game, find out where each other likes to go. Personally I'm still getting my sharpness and fitness, but I felt good out there.

"Confidence has been a bit low, and that has showed at times, but we've proved against one of the best teams in the league that we can play.

"We've shown what a good side we are, we now need to be consistent and keep it going. Hopefully that is the first of many goals for me, I want to kick on and help the team as much as I can, and we'll see what the summer brings."