Broadfoot getting back to his best

Kirk Broadfoot with fans Nicky Flaskett and Liam Holt and a Halloween event yesterday
Kirk Broadfoot with fans Nicky Flaskett and Liam Holt and a Halloween event yesterday
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KIRK Broadfoot has promised the best is yet to come from him at Bloomfield Road.

The Scottish international made his home debut in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Brighton.

He’s had a frustrating start to life at Blackpool after niggling injuries have seen him make only two appearances.

But the 28-year-old says he’s now fully fit and ready to make a big impact.

“It’s been a bit up and down so far,” Broadfoot admitted.

“I came in and wanted to hit the ground running, then I picked up a little niggling injury.

“I got fit, played my first game then twisted my ankle.

“So I’ve been a bit unlucky, to be honest.

“I’m fitter now and feel a lot fitter.

“I tired a little last week, but the more games I play, the fitter I’ll get. I need a run of games now and hopefully I can get that.”

Broadfoot arrived at Bloomfield Road after financial problems at Rangers saw his contract terminated at Ibrox.

Despite having played in the Champions League and his country, he’d never experienced club football outside of his native Scotland.

He made his Pool debut during the 3-0 defeat at Cardiff, before starting at right-back last weekend.

“It was good to get a start last Saturday, especially at Bloomfield Road,” he told The Gazette.

“I’d been wanting to play at home.

“It was a disappointing result when you consider how many chances we created, but these things happen.

“We’ve taken the positives out of it and we are looking forward to Saturday.

“But we’d rather be missing lots of chances than not creating any at all.

The full-back was involved in a mix-up with Matt Gilks for Brighton’s goal at the weekend.

But he’s refusing to point blame at his keeper.

He said: “The goal was one of those things really.

“I thought he was going to come for it, he thought I was going to kick it away.

“The boy actually got a lucky break, got his studs to it and it landed at the other guys feet.

“It was just one of those things.

“Next time that won’t happen, I’ll just be kicking it and making sure it’s out of play.

“We’ll learn from it, and I’ll be learning from it.”

Broadfoot was also full of praise for manager Ian Holloway.

And he claims the speculation linking with a move away hasn’t made any difference to the atmosphere in the Pool squad.

“I don’t think it’s affected anyone at all, we’ve just been getting on with our business,” Broadfoot added.

“Obviously I hope he stays, it’s been great to work with him for the last couple of months.

“I’d love to work with him for a long time in the future.

“The manager’s a breath of fresh air, he’s been fantastic.

“He’s great to work with and the style of play is unbelievable.

“The training has been really good too, the boys work their socks off every single day.

“So I’m happy with how things are going so far.”