Blackpool star looking to Premier League legends for goal advice

Nicolas Anelka

Ishmael Miller is confident that Blackpool’s goal drought will end, and is using advice from Premier League legends to recapture his form.

The 27-year-old has yet to open his account for the Tangerines, going seven games without finding the back of the net.

Goalscoring has so far been Blackpool’s biggest problem this season, having registered just three strikes in eight games, with all three goals coming from different players.

Despite failing to score this season, Miller, who netted 10 times in 17 games for Yeovil Town last season, is confident that goals will soon come, having received advice from a number of Premier League goalscoring legends.

Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, the Manchester City graduate said: “I’ve played with some top strikers, like Kevin Phillips, John Hartson and Nicolas Anelka, and they all said I should start to worry when I’m not getting chances.

“It’s always been the way for strikers – sometimes things drop and go in and sometimes they don’t.

“I’ve come off a great goalscoring season with Yeovil, when I scored 10 in 17 games.”

Miller’s last season was his most successful in front of goal, although his exploits were unable to keep Yeovil in the Championship. When his spell in Somerset is removed, the forward has netted just 23 times in 156 games, but he is adamant that he will once again start finding the back of the net.

He continued: “Obviously right now things aren’t dropping, but I’d be more upset if I wasn’t getting chances. That is when you know you’re not doing things right and not making the right moves.

“I’ve had chances in every game and I know I’ve got the quality to put them away.

“Right now it’s not falling, but at some point I’ll score goals when maybe they shouldn’t go in.

“You’ve just got to stay confident in yourself and the Brighton game was more about the team picking up a great point."

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