Djordjic: Pool players inspire me

Bojan Djordjic
Bojan Djordjic
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BOJAN Djordjic aims to follow in the footsteps of Pool’s Premier League stars after signing a two-year deal at Bloomfield Road.

The 29-year-old winger says he has been inspired by Charlie Adam, David Vaughan and DJ Campbell.

Djordjic admires the way those three rebuilt their careers at Pool and he hopes to do the same.

He told The Gazette: “I’ve looked at what a move to Blackpool has done for those three players. They arrived here with it all to prove and look where it has got them.

“I am so thankful for the chance to prove that I can still do it at this level.

“Blackpool as a club have proved everyone wrong in the past and hopefully I can do the same.”

Djordjic is well known to manager Ian Holloway from their time together at Plymouth. He made 40 appearances for the south coast club between 2005 and 2007, when the Pool boss was in charge.

He joined Manchester United at the age of 18, then spent an injury-hit year with Rangers before moving on to the Pilgrims. He has played on the continent for the past four years, most recently in Hungary with Videoton.

Despite reports that he and Holloway fell out at Plymouth, Djordjic can’t speak highly enough of his new boss.

He said: “Ian Holloway is one of the only managers that ever truly believed in me and always got the best out of me.

“He knew I had the talent, and after I was released by United he made me believe I could achieve things in the game. I’m delighted he has given me a second chance.

“I know I can still do it in England and can’t wait to get started. English football is the place to be. I love the passion. I love the crowds.

“The best thing about it is that you can be in a bakery and have an 80-year-old woman giving you stick if you don’t play well. It’s the place I want to be and I’m delighted to have the chance.

“I know a few of the Blackpool lads and used to live next door to Charlie (Adam) when we both played at Rangers, so I’ve always kept an eye on Blackpool’s results.

“Like everyone else last season, I was desperate for Blackpool to survive – the way they played was brilliant.”