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Gilly: 'I Was Fitter Than Most This Time' - 2

Vital Colchester publishes in three parts the full transcript of the Dream 100 FM question and answer session with injury-dogged striker, Steven Gillespie. The former Cheltenham man arrived a year ago but his debut season was bighted by absence. Broadcast: 06/08/2009.

"In particular this summer I was fitter than probably most - I was up where with the pre-season running, with the top lads winning the races and stuff like that, so you know, it`s just so frustrating to come back fit and strong, but get another little niggle away in Germany on the pre-season camp.

"Coming back too soon was only probably down to my own fault really, being over-enthusiastic and wanting to do well. Obviously I came with a big price-tag on my shoulders. I`ve got the type of personality to want to prove how well I can do. If I`d come on a free, I`d have been just as eager to show I`m a good player who can score goals.

"That fee doesn`t make me any more or less determined to do well. I want to justify the price-tag and prove people right in their initial judgement of my ability to play.

Justify The Price-tag And Prove People Right

"Football is the type of job where you go away and constantly think about it because it`s a lifestyle, really; I`m not going to stand here and complain about it because I`m one of the lucky ones. Everyone I know wants to be a footballer and luckily I am doing it. I wouldn`t change my life for the world. But when you get an injury like that, you can`t stop thinking about it.

"You just remember the good times - they get you through - and just concentrate on working hard, looking to get fit and get that news game. As soon as you get out there, there`s a possibility as a striker that you could score a goal and there`s really no better feeling than getting fans signing your name and getting everyone to jump off their seats and cheer."

To review the first part of the interview, click here.

To view the final part of the interview, click here.

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Date:Friday August 7 2009

Time: 11:50AM


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