INTERVIEW | Getting The Goals
Apr 12, 2019 773 Views

INTERVIEW | Getting The Goals

With 12 goals to his name and a series of instrumental performances, Jack Sampson has been a key figure for Southport this season.

The 25-year-old, who is also the longest-serving player in the squad, has become a focal point of the team, achieving great consistency in his performances.

After three games on the sidelines due to a hamstring strain, Sampson began his comeback as a substitute at York City last weekend and is now focused on finishing the season strongly.

Sampson missed the Liverpool Senior Cup Final win over Prescot Cables but with four league games to play and another piece of silverware up for grabs, he told Amos Wynn there is still plenty to play for in the remaining weeks of the campaign.

“I’d like to think I’ve had a good season so far, but I want to get back out there to help the team and get a couple more goals on my tally,” he said.

“It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of the season, we’ve had ups and downs in terms of results but we need to take the positives and build on them.”

Sampson came into his own during the Port’s 13-game unbeaten run in the winter, which saw the team make great progress in the Emirates FA Cup, taking Tranmere Rovers to a replay in the Second Round.

That night under the lights at the Merseyrail Community Stadium is a moment that stands out for Sampson, and the Port players are targeting success in another cup, with the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy Final against Colne in the last game of the season.

“Credit to everyone involved, we went on a great run to get our season back up and running,” he added.

“Although we didn’t get the result we wanted, it was fantastic to see Haig Avenue sold out for the Tranmere replay. Looking back, it was a great run for the fans, and everyone associated with the club.”

“The Prescot game was tough but the boys dug deep and thankfully we got our hands on some silverware.

“We’ve got another final at Bolton at the end of the month, so hopefully we can do the double.

“No doubt Liam will know the areas we need to strengthen and who he wants to bring in for next season but we’ve got a good squad and I think we are capable of being a strong force in this division.”

Interview by Amos Wynn

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