Blackman seeks Well extension
On-loan Blackburn striker wants to stay till end of season
By Ben Collins. Last Updated: November 12, 2010 10:08am
Blackman: Eyeing new Well spell
Blackburn Rovers striker Nick Blackman is eager to agree a new loan deal at Motherwell.
The 21-year-old joined Well on a short-term deal until January and has made an immediate impact, scoring eight goals in 12 league games.
Manager Craig Brown has made it clear he wants to keep Blackman longer and, after Wednesday's hat-trick against St Johnstone, the youngster confirmed he would relish the opportunity to stay in Scotland until the end of the season.
"Coming to Motherwell has been a brilliant move because, at my age, I need first-team football," he told the Daily Record.
"I am keen to extend things although that's a matter for the two clubs. I'm in the last year of my Blackburn contract but I've not spoken to Sam Allardyce or heard anything."
Wednesday's hat-trick sealed back-to-back wins for Well and saw them consolidate third in the Scottish Premier League behind Rangers and Celtic.
Fellow youngsters Chris Humphrey and Jamie Murphy have also shone in Brown's fledgling side and Blackman believes they can continue to close the gap on the big two.
Best yet to come
"We can keep progressing," said the ex-Macclesfield trainee. "We want to win every game we can.
"We know we are capable of winning, we've gone 1-0 up at Ibrox but in the second half we didn't do what we should have. But then Rangers have been beaten 3-0 while Celtic have lost too.
"So we can get closer to them if we keep beating the teams around them. And if we also do well against the big two then you never know. There's a lot more to come from us."