Date: 16th February 2016 at 10:47am
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Summer signing and arrival from Shrewsbury Town, Connor Goldson, has said that he feels working hard and being patient for his first team chance was key to establishing himself in Chris Hughton’s starting line up of late.

Having had to wait until December for his debut when injuries to Gordon Greer and Uwe Hunemeier gave the 23 year old his chance, he has been impressive alongside Lewis Dunk in our most recent run of fixtures and results, and speaking to the Official Site the player admitted that he knew he’d have to be patient when he signed – he’s just pleased it paid off.

‘When I came to the club, I knew I was going to be one of four centre-backs. The team was flying and we went 21 games unbeaten, sitting top of the table, so it was difficult to get my chance, but I wasn`t moaning. I knew I would end up getting my chance to show the manager what I`m here for. I just needed to keep performing at my best to cement my place in the team, but if any of us perform badly, then there are players ready to take our place. We have a very good and healthy competition for places at this club.’

Goldson went on to credit skipper Greer himself for helping him adjust to life at the club and settle in at centre half in his absence, as he’d been giving him plenty of praise, advice and motivation.

‘GG has been brilliant in the changing room and in training; he still has a big voice before a match. He helps me with confidence and he isn`t envious of me playing at all, that`s why he is the captain of this club. I have learnt a lot from him and he is a great person and leader. When I first came to the club I didn`t know a lot about him or Dunky, but in the first few weeks of training their quality took me by surprise.’

Going into Hull later tonight, Goldson also said team spirit was fantastic and everybody was going into games looking for the three points and confident they could get them.

‘We are both fighting for the same thing, but we have been away to big places already this season and got positive results. We are confident going into every match. We don`t go into any match thinking we`ll lose and we aren`t scared of our opponents. We look forward to every game and we are always capable of getting three points. We know it will be tough, but we`ll concentrate even more and play at our best.’

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