BRETT Ormerod turns 35 this month but is anxious to impress on Ian Holloway that he still wants to play in every match.
The stalwart striker knows competition for places has hardly ever been tougher at Bloomfield Road, but Ormerod won’t settle for being a bit-part player.
And he’s delighted to have given the manager plenty of food for thought over the international break following his scene-stealing cameo against Bristol City.
Having begun the season in the starting XI, Ormerod made his first appearance for three games in the closing stages last Saturday, when he set up Pool’s third goal for Daniel Bogdanovic and netted the fourth himself.
Now he hopes to have made Holloway’s selection decisions even more difficult ahead of the trip to West Ham on Saturday week.
Ormerod said: “No matter what age I am, I want to be involved in every game. But with the squad we have, it is not always possible.
“It is frustrating sometimes, but you have to keep going and try not to get too downhearted. You need to keep pegging away and hope you get a chance.
“We have a hell of a squad, and some fantastic players are not even on the bench.
“It keeps everyone on their toes, and I don’t envy the gaffer trying to pick a team.”
FOR THE FULL STORY PICK UP A COPY OF THURSDAY’S GAZETTE.