Dan’s the man to add goals

Dan Gosling for Blackpool
Dan Gosling for Blackpool
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Dan Gosling thinks he’s the man to add goals to Blackpool’s midfield.

Seasiders boss Paul Ince is desperate for goals from other areas to take the burden off son Tom.

Winger Ince has fired five goals in his nine league starts so far this season.

After the 21-year-old, Chris Basham and Ricardo Fuller are joint second in the charts with only two goals.

But new-boy Gosling, who turned in a superb display on his full debut against Wigan on Saturday, hopes to change that.

“I had a couple of decent bursts forward, and that’s my game,” he said.

“I want to try and nick a goal or two and add a threat from midfield.”

Gosling, who’s on loan from Newcastle initially until January, also paid tribute to the superb team spirit at the club.

It’s something which he says has really helped him settle at Bloomfield Road.

He said: “We are very good collectively as a team here.

“The team spirit is very good and all the lads bond really well at this club.

“We work really hard for each other out on the pitch and I think that showed last weekend against Wigan.

“I’ve settled here so quickly.

“The lads and staff are great and I think I’ve settled really well.

“I’m just happy to be out there on the pitch every week.

“It’s nice to be playing again.

“The international break made it all a bit stop start, but all the lads have been in this week.

“We’ve been able to work on some team play and it’s been good.”

Pool welcome Blackburn to Bloomfield Road on Saturday hoping to maintain their unbeaten start at home.

And Gosling can’t wait for another chance to play in front of his new supporters.

“I hope this weekend’s game is another great atmosphere,” he said.

“It was a tough, tough game against Wigan.

“My first two games here so far have proven just how tough this league can be.

“Overall we deserved the win on Saturday, although Wigan will probably think they could have got something from it too.

“At the end of the game when the crowd were getting up I saw just how good the atmosphere can be at Bloomfield Road.

“They already seem like really good fans who really stick by the team, so it’s great.

“This league is up and down all year so we have to keep the momentum going.

“The next five fixtures are very tough for us.”