Pool striker: I’m here to score goals

Blackpool loan man Marko Futacs
Blackpool loan man Marko Futacs
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MARKO Futacs is at Blackpool for one reason - to score goals.

The 23-year-old arrived on a month’s loan from Leicester on Tuesday and made his debut that evening in the 1-1 draw at Birmingham.

He’s struggled to break into the Foxes’ side after joining them from Portsmouth in the summer, and now he’s determined to get his season back on track at Bloomfield Road.

“I’m really happy to be here, I want to play and I want to score goals,” he told The Gazette.

“I want to do my best for this club and get fit.

“I’m going to work hard after training to make sure I get as fit as I can to ge up to speed.

“The second I heard Blackpool wanted me I knew I wanted to come here.

“It was an instant decision, Blackpool’s a great club and a big club.

“I am very, very happy to be here.”

Futacs made the move to Leicester from Portsmouth last summer, having previously played for Werder Bremen before coming to England in 2011.

Pool boss Paul Ince had hoped to ease the 6’5 striker in late in the game, only for first-half injury to Gary Taylor-Fletcher to force him on much sooner.

“I came on a little bit earlier to I was expecting,” he admitted.

“It was a good game and great to be back on the pitch.

“I played the day before for Leicester’s reserves, something like 65 minutes.

“I thought I’d be on the bench on Tuesday night and maybe used near the end, but it was fine.

“The first five or ten minutes wasn’t easy as I tried to get into the pace of the game, but after that I thought I did much better.

“I really enjoyed it.”

Futacs has scored two goals in 12 appearances so far for Leicester, with most of those coming off the substites bench.

He admits it’s been a tough season so far.

“I had one bad injury pre-season before the season even started,” Futacs revealed.

“That made it really difficult for me to come back and get into the team at Leicester.

“I haven’t played so much, and I need goals and games to get confidence.

“So I thought it was best to come out here on loan, get games and score some goals.”

After having yesterday off, Pool were back on the training ground this morning to prepare for Saturday’s trip to Watford.

And the striker was pleased for the time to get to know his team mates.

He said: “I joined up with the squad on the morning of the game, so it was hard not really know anyone.

“Today was may first day on the training ground with the lads.

“So I had today and tomorrow, that will make it easier for me to get to know everyone, the system and how we play here.”

The deal is an initial month’s loan, although Futacs revealed he expects it could be extended.

“This could be extended to the end of the season if everyone’s happy,” he said.

“I can tell I’m going to enjoy my time here, as it’s a great club.

“So there’s a very good chance I’ll be staying here until the summer.”