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Understudy Hoilett hopeful of leading role
Published : 22 Sep 2009 07:04:00
Blackburn forward Junior Hoilett's goal is to become a first-team regular but he is more than happy with the role of impact substitute he has been given by manager Sam Allardyce this season. The 19-year-old Canadian, who has been with Rovers since he was 13 but only acquired a work permit this summer, has come off the bench three times in the Barclays Premier League. On his only start, in the Carling Cup, he scored in the 3-1 win at Gillingham and is likely to be given another run out in the third round tie at Nottingham Forest as Allardyce brings in a number of fringe players. After two seasons on loan in Germany, Hoilett is enjoying working under Allardyce and said: "The manager believes in the players, gives us confidence and wants to improve us. "He brings me in and shows me video clips of what I've been doing well and what I need to improve on. Hopefully this season I will get as many games as possible. I just want to keep improving and developing as a player. "The staff and players have given me confidence and I've been working hard to get more goals. My goal is to play from the start. When you come on as a substitute you have to work harder and just do your best. But if I can get games in the Carling Cup, learn, get more experience I can impress the manager and try to get a start in the Premier League."