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The Strife of Ryan

21 July 2013

Striker Noble out to prove doubters wrong at Turf Moor

Ryan Noble admits that proving Sunderland wrong is his prime motivation to succeed at Burnley.

The former Black Cats Academy graduate admits he is looking to rebuild his career at Turf Moor after his release from the Stadium of Light.

And the 22-year-old striker, who made his first appearances for the Clarets at Carlisle on Saturday after signing a one-year deal, intends to make up for lost time.

Noble told Clarets Player: “I felt I did all I could at Sunderland. I scored a number of goals and was working hard in training I just couldn’t seem to get the break.

“There was a point when there were no fit strikers at the club, but I was sat there wondering when my time was going to come.

“I guess my face didn’t fit, but I felt if I did get the chance I’d have scored a couple of goals.

“Unfortunately that’s football I guess and now I have to rebuild my career and hopefully Burnley is the place to do it.”

Sunderland-born Noble has had two loan spells at Derby County and Hartlepool as he tries to find a foothold away from his native North-East.

And he insists he is ready to make the most of his opportunity to impress Sean Dyche, who worked briefly with the striker during another loan spell at Watford in 2010.

He added: “The deal was on offer for a couple of weeks and I didn’t know whether I was coming or going, but as soon as I got the nod I was down here and signed on Friday

“I’m ready to go now and show that manager what I can do in training and hopefully push on and try to prove everyone wrong.

“Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward. There are a lot of people out there who have said I can’t do it and others who believe I can.

“I just want to put everyone’s minds at rest and score a few goals here.

The main thing about me is I score goals, so hopefully I can make an impact.”

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