Birmingham City's Scott Hogan admits he tries to forget spells at Sheffield United and Aston Villa after breaking Sheffield Wednesday hearts
Scott Hogan, the Birmingham City striker, admits he has tried to forget his spell on loan at Sheffield United.
The striker, on loan at City from their second-city rivals Aston Villa, scored his fourth goal in just five games at the weekend when he fired an injury-time equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday.
The striker, who played for non-league clubs including Sheffield's Stocksbridge Park Steels, scored two goals in five starts on loan for Chris Wilder's Blades as they won promotion to the Premier League last season.
But Hogan admitted: "To be honest I try and forget the Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Stoke time because it didn’t go well at all.
“I’m partly to blame, and I’ve got to live with that, and I’ve got to put it right.
“At Brentford there was a lot of Premier League interest and all over Europe as well and there was a time where it’s only going to be ‘up’ for me because I was scoring, working hard.
“Then whatever happened, happened and it takes its toll and hurts you a little bit because you are being told ‘you are going to be this or that, you are going to do this or that’ and you end up not doing it.
“Everywhere I’ve been, if I’ve played a run of games, I’ve scored goals.
“I just want to play football. That’s all I ever want and I’ve had a bad two and a half years but, when I played, I scored.
"I’ll always back myself."