ADAM Boyd knows the one thing which will keep him in the Hartlepool United side – goals!
The 28-year-old has undergone a career transformation over the past six months.
Previously a forlorn figure lurking in the shadows at Maiden Castle, he’s now a first-team regular and will line up alongside Colin Nish in attack for tomorrow’s league clash with Walsall.
But Boyd is refusing to take anything for granted.
After all, he started last season in the side only to find himself frozen out as winter kicked in.
And the Pools-born ace told SportMail that there is a simple solution to keeping his name on that team sheet.
“As long as I’m scoring goals I’m justifying my place,” he said affirmatively.
“As a striker it sometimes doesn’t matter how you play if people see your name on the scoresheet then you’ve done your job.
“That’s a bit harsh because a centre-half can make a mistake and everyone will remember it. But a forward can have a poor game, put one in the back of the net and get away with it.
“On the other side if you don’t score then everybody is on your back straight away.”
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than three points.
“We’ve got the players to win any game now and we’re confident.”