SWINDON TOWN: Bostock desperate to get off the mark

Swindon Town's John Bostock

Swindon Town's John Bostock

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

JOHN Bostock was pleased to see midfield partner Simon Ferry find the net in the 2-0 victory over Walsall, but is now even more determined to end his own personal goal drought.

The midfielder has not registered since November 2010 when he scored in Hull’s 2-2 draw at Leeds, on a day when he was also shown the only red card of his professional career.

Now back in his favoured central midfield role, the Tottenham youngster is keen to show manager Paolo Di Canio he warrants a regular place in the side, and feels scoring goals is the perfect way to do that.

“It was fantastic to reward the fans and ourselves with the three points, and now we are near the top of the table so we have to keep going,” he said.

“Simon has played a couple of games with the armband on and that brought out even more leadership from him, and that is what you want, and he got on the scoresheet too.

“It is good when your partner does well, and maybe in the next few weeks I can get on the scoresheet as well.

“I have not really played consistently in any team really, and I am here now playing centre midfield and hopefully I can get a run of games.

“Goal scoring is part of my game, and I am not 100 per cent match fit at the moment, but once I am I want to bomb forward a lot more and get goals.

“I have played there (central midfield) since I was a youngster and I am used to it, but I have been playing in other positions and it has taken me a while to adapt and go back into that mode.

“The most important thing is the team, but for me and my personal development if I do not try my best to keep my position then I will not do myself justice.

“If I don’t play I can’t improve, so I need to show the manager I deserve a place.”

Bostock returned to the Town side after recovering from the groin injury he suffered against Stevenage, and was pleased to be able to give the travelling fans something to cheer about.

“I did my rehab at Tottenham and then came back and finished it off here, and all of the staff have been fantastic. I thought I wouldn’t be back until next week, but I came in and I was over the moon to play,” he said.

“The fans have been fantastic ever since I signed here last year on loan, and they have seen me come in and out of the team, and I have had to be patient.

“When we play and the fans travel it gives us an extra boost, and we are always pleased to win for them.”

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7:27am Mon 12 Nov 12

Chish and Fips says...

Might upset a few with this comment but I think JB is one of the best players we have on the books - even if he is on loan. His movement, finding space and eye for a defence splitting pass are top notch in my opinion.
Might upset a few with this comment but I think JB is one of the best players we have on the books - even if he is on loan. His movement, finding space and eye for a defence splitting pass are top notch in my opinion. Chish and Fips
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8:15am Mon 12 Nov 12

california andy says...

So glad to see us starting what ought to be our regular midfield - by far the best two for the middle of the park, and with Louis Thompson in reserve, it is a very strong group. Hope the three of them remain the top choices once Miller and Navarro are fit again. IMHO that will serve us best going forward. Delighted Bostock is back.
So glad to see us starting what ought to be our regular midfield - by far the best two for the middle of the park, and with Louis Thompson in reserve, it is a very strong group. Hope the three of them remain the top choices once Miller and Navarro are fit again. IMHO that will serve us best going forward. Delighted Bostock is back. california andy
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9:12am Mon 12 Nov 12

NEWBURYREDS says...

Class player, JB was a joy to watch on Saturday. WE CANT GO UP well I think PDC wouldn't be here if he really thought that.
Class player, JB was a joy to watch on Saturday. WE CANT GO UP well I think PDC wouldn't be here if he really thought that. NEWBURYREDS
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10:54am Mon 12 Nov 12

Another view says...

Chish and Fips says...
7:27am Mon 12 Nov 12

Might upset a few with this comment but I think JB is one of the best players we have on the books - even if he is on loan. His movement, finding space and eye for a defence splitting pass are top notch in my opinion.”

- From the few games I've seen him I totally agree. Bearing in mind the false starts he's had elsewhere he will keener than ever to repay the faith Swindon have had in him.
Chish and Fips says... 7:27am Mon 12 Nov 12 Might upset a few with this comment but I think JB is one of the best players we have on the books - even if he is on loan. His movement, finding space and eye for a defence splitting pass are top notch in my opinion.” - From the few games I've seen him I totally agree. Bearing in mind the false starts he's had elsewhere he will keener than ever to repay the faith Swindon have had in him. Another view
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11:59am Mon 12 Nov 12

rockdog says...

Totally agree with california andy about the midfield three. And I don't see why we can't make the playoffs at least. As we new to League 1 we are doing very well at the moment as we are not playing anywhere near 100%.
Totally agree with california andy about the midfield three. And I don't see why we can't make the playoffs at least. As we new to League 1 we are doing very well at the moment as we are not playing anywhere near 100%. rockdog
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12:08pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

I agree aboutJB he is a great player, for me it was Williams who wasn't looking very good on Saturday, Collins looked good and should have stayed on.....
I agree aboutJB he is a great player, for me it was Williams who wasn't looking very good on Saturday, Collins looked good and should have stayed on..... Is that you Lovesey
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12:55pm Mon 12 Nov 12

the wizard says...

I'd like nothing more than to see JB do very well for us. To see him in the middle with Ferry is what many of us would like to see, but just to see him at his best prizing open defences the way he does would be good enough.

I think benching the likes of Williams and Collins does little for their confidence or desire to play for us, while some loan player gets a game in front of them. They need to play in the team, week in/week out to re discover their form and finishing touch.
I'd like nothing more than to see JB do very well for us. To see him in the middle with Ferry is what many of us would like to see, but just to see him at his best prizing open defences the way he does would be good enough. I think benching the likes of Williams and Collins does little for their confidence or desire to play for us, while some loan player gets a game in front of them. They need to play in the team, week in/week out to re discover their form and finishing touch. the wizard
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2:34pm Mon 12 Nov 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Have to agree that JB is a good player and will get better with more games.

Wasn't that long ago when Michael Pook and Peac's were all we could scrape together in the middle. Now we have a few decent options.

Good times.
Have to agree that JB is a good player and will get better with more games. Wasn't that long ago when Michael Pook and Peac's were all we could scrape together in the middle. Now we have a few decent options. Good times. TheDukeOfBanbury
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2:52pm Mon 12 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

Pure quality
Onwards and upwards
Pure quality Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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5:12pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Agree with every single post. Fantastic player, him and Ferry are the very best combination available to us, both are so skilful and intelligent. Bostock is a thoroughbred footballer, top quality and he will certainly pick up goals if he keeps his starting place. We are a different team with those two in the middle, it makes us a footballing side when they play. I still think Andy Williams will come good, he might be mis-firing now but once he gets more confidence back he will be a great asset to the team. With Bostock and Ferry feeding balls through along the ground for Williams and Storey's speed, we could be lethal.
Agree with every single post. Fantastic player, him and Ferry are the very best combination available to us, both are so skilful and intelligent. Bostock is a thoroughbred footballer, top quality and he will certainly pick up goals if he keeps his starting place. We are a different team with those two in the middle, it makes us a footballing side when they play. I still think Andy Williams will come good, he might be mis-firing now but once he gets more confidence back he will be a great asset to the team. With Bostock and Ferry feeding balls through along the ground for Williams and Storey's speed, we could be lethal. Psychedelic Syd
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6:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

The last two performances he has put in have been very good by all accounts. (I have only seen Walsall game and enjoyed seeing his calm presence and great passing in the middle).
I have always been a fan and believe he has a great chance to nail down his spot whilst others are out injured.
The last two performances he has put in have been very good by all accounts. (I have only seen Walsall game and enjoyed seeing his calm presence and great passing in the middle). I have always been a fan and believe he has a great chance to nail down his spot whilst others are out injured. Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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8:15pm Mon 12 Nov 12

stigger says...

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! wrote:
The last two performances he has put in have been very good by all accounts. (I have only seen Walsall game and enjoyed seeing his calm presence and great passing in the middle).
I have always been a fan and believe he has a great chance to nail down his spot whilst others are out injured.
this is exactly what i am hoping, and Wiz has said a few times too, that Bostock and Ferry get the chance to prove they can play together as we inevitably end up passing the ball much more with these 2 pulling the strings. With Ferry's energy and hassling and if Bostock works on his tackling, as he himself has said he intends to, i see no reason why they can't be our CM partnership and maybe the injuries gives them the chance to do this. Looking forward to saturday and i for one am hoping we dont get a loan in, i think we can go with what we've got and players will soon be back, e.g. Macca who will give us another CB and CM option and Flint only has 2 more games now as well. COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Reed's Parky dance![/bold] wrote: The last two performances he has put in have been very good by all accounts. (I have only seen Walsall game and enjoyed seeing his calm presence and great passing in the middle). I have always been a fan and believe he has a great chance to nail down his spot whilst others are out injured.[/p][/quote]this is exactly what i am hoping, and Wiz has said a few times too, that Bostock and Ferry get the chance to prove they can play together as we inevitably end up passing the ball much more with these 2 pulling the strings. With Ferry's energy and hassling and if Bostock works on his tackling, as he himself has said he intends to, i see no reason why they can't be our CM partnership and maybe the injuries gives them the chance to do this. Looking forward to saturday and i for one am hoping we dont get a loan in, i think we can go with what we've got and players will soon be back, e.g. Macca who will give us another CB and CM option and Flint only has 2 more games now as well. COYR! stigger
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