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Osbourne: It's Good To Be Back

24 November 2012

Midfielder Looking To Turn Draws Into Wins

Isaiah Osbourne's 90th minute strike gained The Seasiders their third straight draw in Michael Appleton's third game in charge.

The midfielder was brought on at half-time and his first goal for the club was a memorable one, stroking the ball home from the edge of the box.

"I  think it was only the second goal of my career, I don't score many," said Osbourne.

He then joked: "It was a cross! To be honest I've seen the ball, I've hit it and it's gone in."

Despite it being the second 90th minute equaliser for The Seasiders in as many games, Osbourne admits the team is frustrated to have only picked up one point again.

"I think that's been the story of how it's been going for us. We've been conceding goals and have to always fight back.

"But I think we've done well and done what the manager asked us, which was to win the second-half.

"I think we need to get rid of that name, always drawing in games, but to be fair we were a touch unlucky not to get the three points."

The midfielder was introduced to the action at the interval and said the message to him from the manager was a fairly straight forward one.

"He just said to me 'get out and play'. To be honest I think we totally battered them second-half and we dominated the game."

It was the first game back for Osbourne after missing four games with a knee injury and the midfielder is feeling fitter by the day.

"It's getting better. Hopefully a few more games under my belt and a few more strengthening exercises and it will be back to what it should be.

"For me personally I think training is better. I think the boys are enjoying themselves in training and they're benefiting from it."

Attentions now turn to Tuesday night when Blackpool welcome Birmingham City to Bloomfield Road.

"Hopefully we will come out all guns blazing for that game because it's a big game and I think we need a win after all these draws" added Osbourne.

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