Bullock wants to stake a place

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ARBROATH ‘keeper Tony Bullock says he hopes to give manager Paul Sheerin a selection headache while regular goalkeeper Darren Hill is out injured.

The broken arm that Hill suffered in the league game against Ayr United at Gayfield is worse than first feared and the shot stopper will be out until at least December.

Goalkeeping coach Bullock has now started the last two games and even though the Lichties lost 2-0 against Inverness on Wednesday night, he impressed pulling off a few good saves.

And now Bullock hopes to continue that good form and make Hill fight to get his place back once he is fit.

He told HeraldSport: “It looks like Darren is going to be out for three months at least which is a shame for him and I know how hard it is because I have struggled with injuries.

“And I’m sure he will come back stronger but now I’m fortunate enough to be playing.

“When Darren gets fit again there will be a decision to be made by the manager.

“But whatever he decides, I will back him 100 per cent.”

The Lichties will try to maintain their unbeaten record in the league so far when they travel to Queen of the South tomorrow (Saturday).

The Dumfries side is the only full-time team in the Second Division and Bullock knows it will a difficult place to go.

He added: “We are back to the league which is our bread and butter and we want to keep our unbeaten record.

“I’ve played there a few times and it is a tough venue to go to. They are a physical, well organised side.

“But hopefully we can put the pressure on and come away with the points.”