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Vadaine Oliver keen to reward Holdsworth with goals for Lincoln City

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 14, 2012

Vadaine Oliver is desperate to re-launch his career

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Vadaine Oliver has promised to repay David Holdsworth for rescuing his career by scoring the goals which will ignite Lincoln City's season.

The former Sheffield Wednesday striker signed a year's contract in the summer having impressed on trial.

Oliver demonstrated his capability in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Telford where he scored on his full debut in a stunning man of the match display,

Imps boss Holdsworth was delighted by the 20-year-old, who said it was the least his manager deserves after an injury hit season last year.

"The gaffer showed a lot of faith in me when nobody else would," he said.

"I was injured quite a lot last season and that could have frightened some teams off.

"It's very hard to keep your belief when you keep picking up injuries.

"Luckily I got through it and all I am trying to do now is build myself back up with a great manager.

"He has given me an opportunity and I just want to repay him by scoring goals and playing well for the club.

"Against Telford I showed what I was capable of. Hopefully I can carry on that level of performance.

Oliver is set to the lead the line again in Saturday's game against Hyde as the Imps look to improve a record of just one win in eight games.

The striker says he is relishing the visit of Scott McNiven's side who are sat next to the Imps at the foot of the table.

Oliver says he is full of confidence after his performance on Saturday and believes it is only a matter of time before the Imps end a frustrating slump in form.

"My confidence grew as the game went on and how we did not win that game I will never know," he said.

"We were massively unlucky not to beat Telford and if we can keep on putting in performances like that then we will be a real force.

"The boys gave 100 per cent and that was everybody from the players who started to those came off the bench.

"We have not taken our chances and after the game on Saturday I apologised to the boys because I missed a great chance to make it 2-1.

"They are the sort of opportunities we need to take.

"That's what is slowing us down in terms of picking up win after win.

"The belief is there. We know we are capable of winning games but we are not capitalising on our chances."

Lincoln have already lost twice at home this season with defeats to Macclesfield and Alfreton and Oliver is determined to end that sequence and give the long-suffering fans a much-needed lift.

"The fans want to see home wins and we have to make Sincil Bank a tough place to come," he said.

"But I know we are not far away from a good run and I believe we can start it against Hyde."

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  • franky68  |  September 15 2012, 10:20AM

    Best of luck Vadaine get us out of drop zone,please.

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