Kyle Joseph on injury frustrations, what he can deliver for Blackpool, and the reason he made Bloomfield Road move from Swansea City
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The striker could make his home debut for the Seasiders in this weekend’s game against Shrewsbury Town.
He’s endured a frustrating time at Bloomfield Road so far since his summer arrival, with his game time limited to just 39 minutes.
After suffering an injury days after his debut back in August, he finally made his second appearance for the club from the bench in last week’s game against Bolton Wanderers.
“Coming in injured and trying to get used to new surroundings is always difficult,” he said.
“You’ve just got to take one thing at a time. It could’ve all got on top of me, but it was just about going in and getting to know the lads- remaining focussed on getting back playing.
“I’ve not played a lot this season and that makes me want to go and play as many games as I can.
“There’s still plenty of fixtures left and I want to contribute in as many as possible.
“There’s going to be a bit of pressure where I’ve got to prove myself, but I’m confident in my ability and my body.
“I bring high energy, running and pressing. I want to get goals and assists.
“My family has been massive for me. They’ve always supported me.
“When I had the chance to move back home, they told me to make sure it was the right club for me.
“When you’re injured it’s always good to have family around you, they’re the reason I do what I do today.”
Joseph admits a number of factors attracted him to the Seasiders during the summer.
“Looking in from the outside, I was impressed by the direction the gaffer wants the club to go in and the type of players he wants to bring here,” he added.
“It’s exactly what I want. I’m a young, hungry player and I want to take the club up to the Championship.
“I know there could be something special here.”