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Goodwillie Grateful For Chance

11 February 2014

Striker's thoughts on breaking into the side

David Goodwillie feels he is vastly approaching full fitness, and has now set his sights on claiming a starting place in the Blackpool side.

The striker, who is on loan from Blackburn, has made two appearances for The Seasiders, both off the bench, including during Saturday’s draw with Nottingham Forest.

After impressing during his 25-minute run-out, the Scot now hopes to continue improving during training, in a bid to claim more game-time.

“I see it as a breath of fresh air, to get new team mates and show what I can do. All the lads have been great, because I’ve settled in brilliantly, so hopefully I can get my career back on track,” said Goodwillie.

“It felt great to get a wee run out. I’ve been eager to get on and Fergie knows that, so I’m glad he got me on when he did.

“I feel as sharp and as fit as I’ve ever been, but it’s up to the manager, I just have to wait for my chance and bide my time. He sees training and he picks his team from there, so hopefully he will see me training hard and will put me in.”

Following his introduction off the bench, Pool scored a late equaliser to earn a point, which Goodwillie hopes could be the turning point.

“We were a bit unlucky to go behind the way we did just before the break, but the lads showed great fighting spirit to get back in the game. 

“When you’re down there it’s tough, decisions go against you, it’s about how you come out of the other end and we have a great bunch of boys that can do that.”

“We have too many good players (to go down), so we’ll just take each game as it comes and hopefully we can get more points.”

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