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John Paul Kissock to rebuild his career at Southport

John Paul Kissock
Kissock played for Gretna and Hamilton before joining Formby

Southport midfielder John Paul Kissock says he hopes to use his time at Haig Avenue to rebuild his career and one day play in the Football League.

The former Everton trainee joined Liam Watson's side from Formby last month.

Kissock, 21, told BBC Radio Merseyside: "The manager seems to have a knack of putting players back into the Football League, which was a big factor for me.

"There are a couple of players who've gone on to do well in the league so there must be teams watching."

Kissock had two spells in Scottish football, with Gretna and Hamilton, before moving to the Vodkat League with Formby Town.

"My confidence was a bit low after I left Everton and the Scottish Premier League didn't really work out," said the 21-year-old.

"I just needed to come back and build my confidence and I think being at Formby did that. When the opportunity came to move to Southport with Liam, I felt it was the right time and it was the right move."

Kissock capped off a man-of-the-match display by scoring his first goal for Southport in their 5-1 victory over Gateshead on Monday and says he wants to fulfil his ambition of one day playing at Goodison Park.

He added: "It took a while getting over leaving Everton but I've got that out of my system now and I'm just working hard every day to get back into the league.

"I'll always want to get back to Everton and hopefully that can happen. But you've got keep believing in yourself."

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