'I would love to stay': Former Blackpool star Danny Coid eyes Kendal Town future should club's budget projections allow (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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'I would love to stay': Former Blackpool star Danny Coid eyes Kendal Town future should club's budget projections allow
FORMER Blackpool star Danny Coid is unsure whether he will be a Kendal Town player next season but insists he is very much open to a Parkside Road future.
After a professional career spanning the best part of 14 years, the 32-year-old joined the Mintcakes last summer following a period of time away from the game.
Making 39 appearances and scoring seven goals, Coid has been integral to Kendal’s exploits and has declared his intent to remain should the club’s financial outlook permit.
“I would love to stay and have told the club that from the start,” he said. “This is the club I have put my loyalty in and would love to stay here for as long as I can.
“I spoke with Fozzie last week and he said he doesn’t know his budget yet and needs to work out what kind of money he has to spend.
“I want to be at Kendal and want to play here and don’t really want to leave but it all depends on what sort of budget the manager has.
“If we can sort something out I would be more than happy to stay here and have said so from the start.”
Coid spent the majority of his time in the full-time game at Bloomfield Road, making more than 250 appearances for the Tangerines over an 11-year period.
He played his part as Blackpool made their way from English football’s lowest rung to the Premier League inside a decade, while also lifting the Football League Trophy twice in three years.
A knee injury persuaded Coid to call time on his career following a short stint at Accrington Stanley, but he maintains his return to football was the right move.
“It’s my first year at this level and it has lived up to expectations,” he added.
“Being out of football for 18 months or so and getting a taste of reality with a normal job, I needed to somehow get back to playing football.
“It’s opened my eyes a little bit but I’ve really enjoyed it and when I look back I feel I’ve stood up to the rigours of football at this level well.
“I have played more games than I thought I would after being out for so long, especially coming straight into pre-season training and games.
“I’m quite happy I have stayed in one piece.”
And should he pull on a Kendal shirt next term, Coid firmly believes the club are heading in the right direction under the management of Dave Foster and Michael Stringfellow.
“I think we have a good thing going here,” he said. “There will be players coming and going next season but I feel we have a good blend of players at the minute.
“We definitely have something going and I want to be part of it but as I say it depends on how things go over the summer and what sort of budget the club has.”
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