Puncheon proving a hit at Blackpool

Jason Puncheon
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JASON Puncheon reckons he is over a nervy Premier League start and is beginning to show what he can do.

The Seasiders loan winger, described as “a proper footballer” by an impressed Ian Holloway, was one of the best players on the pitch in Saturday’s draw at Blackburn.

He has scored two goals in three starts since arriving from Southampton and reckons he is getting to grips with life in the top flight after a slow start.

Puncheon said: “In my first two games here, I don’t know if I was a little bit star-struck because this is the Premier League but I didn’t do myself justice.

“Since then, I think I’ve found my feet and I’ve been working hard day in, day out, to prove myself and get the minutes on the pitch to show what I can do. We rotate positions and I’ve played in a few roles – on the left and the right, and as an attacking midfielder.

“That suits me because we can move around and express ourselves when we go forward.

“I’m loving it here. The lads have been fantastic with me and the fans are superb. They always support us and never get on our backs, which is what you need. That support could be crucial come the end of the season.”

Puncheon’s impressive form has caught the eye of several other Premier League clubs, with Newcastle, Bolton and West Brom all believed to be contemplating a summer bid for the tricky attacker.

Holloway is also keen on trying to sign the 24-year-old, who is rated in the £1m bracket.