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Omar Bogle - It's a good start, but there's more to come

Omar Bogle fires home Blues' second goal in the win against Stoke.
Omar Bogle fires home Blues' second goal in the win against Stoke.

I back myself when I get in those positions, I score enough in training, so it was about time I did it in a game for Blues.

Omar Bogle.

Omar Bogle says he was delighted to finally open his Blues goalscoring account and is hoping for more opportunities to find the back of the net.

The on-loan Cardiff City striker fired home an unstoppable 87th minute left-footed shot in the 2-0 win against Stoke City on Wednesday, just five minutes after coming off the substitutes' bench.

The form of Lukas Jutkiewicz and Che Adams up front has seen the 27-year-old largely restricted to substitute appearances since his return to St. Andrew's on a season-long loan in August.

"It felt like the goal was coming," said Bogle.

"I was buzzing when it did because all my family were there as well, so it meant a lot to me.

"As soon as I took the ball down, I knew I was going to shoot.

"I back myself when I get in those positions, I score enough in training, so it was about time I did it in a game for Blues."

Like every player, Bogle wants as much game time as possible, but he is realistic enough to know it would take something special, or an injury or suspension, to replace either of Blues' first choice strike partnership.

"Che and Juke's partnership has been great and they have complemented each other well," he continued.

"You just have to make sure you continue to work hard and when you do get any opportunity you've got to try and take it.

"It's been frustrating, but when the boys have been doing so well there's not much you can do other than keep your own standards up, work hard in training every day and be ready when the gaffer calls you."

There were signs that Bogle was edging closer to finding the back of the net with his cameo performance as a late substitute in the 3-0 success at Wigan last weekend.

"It was definitely my best performance coming off the bench," he said.

"I've gone close a few times, but you just look at it and think 'the ball doesn't want to go in'.

"But all the boys said to me 'It's coming and it's only a matter of time'.

"They can see how hard I've been working over the last two months to try and get in and get my opportunity.

"It's a good start but obviously there's still a lot more to come."

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