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Vassell: I Need To Be On My Job

12 April 2017

Striker Looks For Return To Goalscoring Form

Kyle Vassell says he's ready to unleash some pent up energy and get back to the goalscoring form he's capable of in the next five games. 

The striker, who returned to the starting line-up last weekend, has scored twice since the turn of the year and had his playing time interrupted by injury. 

However, having scored his 13th goal of the season against Hartlepool United, the 24-year-old is adamant he'll be firing on all cylinders for the run-in. 

"If you'd have asked me at the beginning of the season about 13 goals, I would have said I'm going to do more than that, and I still can do more than that," Vassell said. 

"If you'd have asked me in December, I'd have said no way because I was in rich form and I thought I was going to score at least every other week.

"That's how football goes, strikers do that, go on runs like that, but I'll just keep going and I probably should have scored one of them on Saturday. Goals have never been a doubt in my game, I'll always score goals. My job is to run around and get the ball back, but my number one job is to score goals. I need to be on my job in the next five games."

Vassell, who thought his campaign may be over when he suffered a broken metatarsal in late February, is determined to give his all in an attempt to get Blackpool in the top seven.    

"I'm now playing on happiness and energy because, all in all, I've had about six weeks out since the turn of the year, even though it hasn't all been in one spell. I've got bundles of energy now and I just want to release it all, win games and achieve with this club."

The team's result against Grimsby Town was a disappointing one last time out, yet the focus is now firmly on the Easter period and the games remaining. 

"We can't think about it too much or dwell on it because we've got no time to. We've got five big games ahead of us and we're looking forward to it. 

"The gap hasn't got any bigger but a few teams have now caught up. We're not worried about any other teams though, we're still very confident in what we can achieve," he added.

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