Hermann in search of a goal
THE HermAnnator (or Terminator) is looking to wreak havoc at Bradford and finally get his name on the scoresheet.Despite untold forages into the opposition goal area Hermann Hreidarsson has failed to find the net so far this season - and to make things worse his Scandinavian team-mate Thomas Gaardsoe has banged in four so far.
THE HermAnnator (or Terminator) is looking to wreak havoc at Bradford and finally get his name on the scoresheet.
Despite untold forages into the opposition goal area Hermann Hreidarsson has failed to find the net so far this season - and to make things worse his Scandinavian team-mate Thomas Gaardsoe has banged in four so far.
The marauding Icelander said: “I would love to get a goal against Bradford, in fact I'm desperate to score.
“I'm a bit envious, but at the same time delighted for Thomas to keep getting them and in the big scheme of things it doesn't matter who scores as long as we win.
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“But I'm determined to get myself on the scoresheet - and soon.
“I have had my chances and should have had a couple already. It is just a case of putting one away.
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“There have been times when the ball has been blocked, cleared off the line - all sorts. I really thought I had finally got one when I headed down against Burnley but it bounced over the bar - unbelievable.
“I must score soon, hopefully it will be the winner against Bradford which will take us into the top six.”
Hreidarsson has also been doing his duty in defence but there have been times when things have not gone so well at the back, although he insists they were unfortunate to concede four at Sheffield last week.
“There is no one thing going wrong. We have played really well at the back for quite a few games. It is not as if we are being run ragged or anything like that.
“At Sheffield one goal came from a corner which fell for their player before we could clear it. A couple came from outside the area where we might have done better beforehand. We don't like to concede goals and we work on stopping that happening but on the whole we have been defending better.”
Hreidarsson was looking forward to crossing swords with former Brentford team mate Paul Evans but he has been shipped out on loan to Second Division Blackpool.
The Town utility man said: “I'm pleased to hear Paul has gone on loan. He is a good player, especially at set pieces, so for him not to be playing is good for us.”
Town's first defeat of the season, and one that sent a shuddering warning to the club, was the 2-1 loss against Bradford City at Portman Road last August.
Although Darren Bent scored from provider Darren Ambrose it proved too little against a struggling Bantams.
Hreidarsson said: “We should have beaten Bradford at Portman Road but we are a different team now in terms if consistency and confidence.
“We are looking to extend the unbeaten run which has taken us up the table and we want all three points at Bradford today.”
And a goal for the Hermannator/Terminator.