Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Sean: Always confident at penalties

9 January 2013

Defender says he's more than happy to step up and take one

Sean Clohessy joked that he will be asking boss Paul Sturrock to be the permanent penalty taker after helping Blues past Oxford with his converted penalty.

Blues scored all five of their efforts from 12-yards to ensure they progressed to the final of the JPT Southern Section.

And the defender, who bagged the equaliser for Blues with an excellent strike ten minutes into the second half, said he is always confident from 12-yards.

“Some of the lads aren’t keen on stepping up and taking penalties but for me it’s not really anything,” he said. “You have to be confident and I am when it comes to penalties.

“I might even ask the Gaffer if I can be on them permanently!

“What you have to remember is that we scored all five of our penalties which is fantastic, the lads all kept their composure.

“Having conceded so late as well to send it to penalties we all showed great character and we’re delighted to have got through.”

Sean’s goal came in the 55th minute from Michael Timlin’s pass that he arrowed into the far corner. The defender admits it’s something he has been working on.

“I’ve been practicing this in and around the box with Gavin and I’m definitely learning more and more,” he said.

“It’s something about my game that I know I need to improve. I get into good positions on the right hand side and get crosses into the box.

“But I also want to try and get into the box sometimes and score goals, that’s exactly what I did against Oxford.

“Obviously the Gaffer’s decision to move me and Anthony into wingback positions worked excellently as it allowed me get forward and support attacks – something I hadn’t been able to do much of in the first half.”

An exclusive interview with Sean is on Blues Player.

Advertisement block