I’ll dish up some goals, says Haroun

Faris Haroun demonstrated some skills off the pitch when he helped cook dinner for supporters at the monthly Sign and Dine evening at the club's Rowley's Restaurant
Faris Haroun demonstrated some skills off the pitch when he helped cook dinner for supporters at the monthly Sign and Dine evening at the club's Rowley's Restaurant
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Faris Haroun has promised to turn recent missed chances into goals to steer Blackpool away from relegation trouble.

The Belgian midfielder has got himself into some brilliant goalscoring positions in recent weeks but is yet to open his Seasiders account.

He has been an ever- present since arriving from Middlesbrough last month and has impressed with a number of all-action performances.

But he knows there’s one thing missing.

Haroun admitted: “I can’t be happy because I think I should have scored a couple of goals. I’m an attacking player and that’s what I’m here to do.

“We need goals to start to win games, but I’m happy to be getting into the positions and creating chances.

“I think the goals will come soon.I’m getting closer and closer.”

A run of 16 games without victory has dragged the club into a relegation battle but Haroun is convinced Pool will escape danger.

The 28-year-old added: “It’s such a pity we lost on Saturday because I’d seen a big improvement against Nottingham Forest and Ipswich.

“If we could have got a second goal on Saturday, Birmingham would never have come back into the game.

“We aren’t far away – it’s not as if we are losing four or five nil every week. We are really close and everyone’s working really hard to get that win.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here so far – the only thing letting it down is the results.”

Haroun joined fellow new boy Andy Keogh to cook dinner for supporters this week in the latest ‘sign and dine’ event at Bloomfield Road.

He is one of seven players to arrive since Barry Ferguson took charge last month and he says the warm welcome he’s received has helped him settle in on the Fylde coast.

“I think I’ve settled pretty well,” Haroun said. “Everyone has given me a really warm welcome and that’s helped me settle in easily.

“The coach here has given me a lot of confidence by picking me. I hope I bring something more to the team and I try every week to make sure I can improve the team. Hopefully the results will follow now.”

The versatile Belgium international has been used on the right side lately, a position he feels brings the best out of him.

Haroun explained: “The coach allows me freedom to attack and get into these sorts of positions. If I can help the team with some goals I’ll be happy.

“I don’t really have a best position. All I can say is I’m usually a box-to-box sort of player. The coach has given me freedom to play my best football and to attack.”

This weekend Pool visit a revitalised Watford who have lost only one of their last six games but Haroun insisted: “We don’t have fear going anywhere.

“We have to try for the win because we need to start winning.”