Francis Jeffers eager to make impact at Motherwell
Wednesday 09 February 2011
New Motherwell recruit Francis Jeffers believes he is a better player now than when he last graced the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with Rangers.
The 30-year-old could make his Well debut against Rangers, for whom he played on loan in 2005 without scoring a goal.
But the one-time England striker, who yesterday completed a move to Fir Park until the end of the season after leaving A-League side Newcastle Jets, says he is now an improved player.
The former Everton and Arsenal striker said on the club's official website, www.motherwellfc.co.uk: "I think I'm a better footballer now than when I was a young lad.
"I wasn't really involved in the game in the past; I would just be a poacher.
"I don't think I have a point to prove; if I get the chance I will score goals.
"I didn't have the best time at Rangers in terms of form.
"I really enjoyed the time at the club but I didn't play my best football and I really suffered with injuries and didn't get a run in the team."
Jeffers insists his hunger for the game remains following his spell in Australia.
He added: "I will prove that on the football field. People asked the same question when I went over to Australia and I was pretty successful there.
"Motherwell fans will see what hunger I have when I play my first match.
"Whether or not I play (at Rangers) I will certainly look forward to making the trip.
"I want to enjoy my game, win some football matches and, hopefully, help Motherwell climb the league."
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