Winger Back On Track
Jarrett Rivers hopes his first professional goal in Tuesday’s victory at Port Vale can give his Blackpool career a kick in the right direction.
A number of niggling injuries have ensured winger has suffered a frustrating start to life in the professional game after signing from Blyth Spartans in May.
However, Rivers fired home the opening goal on his first Pool start in mid-week and now hopes that can be the catalyst for his career in tangerine.
“You need to get off the mark as quickly as possible and thankfully I’ve done that, but I now need to think about performances and stepping up to the next level,” Rivers explained.
“Personally it was great to get 90 minutes under my belt because I’ve been struggling with injuries since pre-season and now I’m looking to kick on.
“It was also good to continue the winning run and keep the momentum going. Everyone’s a lot more confident and is looking forward to the next game already.”
The 22-year-old played just 19 minutes of football this season prior to Tuesday’s cup tie but now hopes the further 90 he picked up at Vale Park will force his way into Neil McDonald’s plans.
“It’s been an awful start for me but these things happen in football. I’m just glad to be back in training so hopefully I’ll start getting fitter and improving.
“Every day on the training field I need to show the Gaffer I deserve to be in and around the team. I’ve got to give 100 percent in training to get myself to the level I need to be at to play some games,” he added.