SCARBOROUGH Athletic star striker Ryan Blott has vowed to keep his nose clean after the threat of a 112-day ban was lifted this week.
Blott has escaped the hefty suspension after a successful appeal by Boro, though he still has to behave in an exemplary manner for the forseeable future.
The frontman has picked up 10 separate bans in the past two years, so if he does collect another in the next month then the rule will come into force and he will be ruled out until the end of the season.
Blott said: “I won’t be saying boo to a goose in the future. I need to be good.
“My problem is the fact that I can be a bit cheeky, I’ll have to cut that all out as well.
“The odd yellow card here and there won’t matter too much, it is just the suspensions that will make the difference.
“It has been a bit of a strange situation to be involved in. There have been a few players that have been handed a similar ban and all of them are decent blokes, not the sort that you would associate with something like this.
“Maybe the FA and the NCEL just wanted to make a point. They have definitely made a point to me.
“I am just grateful to the club and everyone who has helped out in the appeal process. Now I just want to get on with my football.”
And Blott is quickly planning playing a large part in a turnaround in Boro’s form.
The striker added: “We need to go on a run of wins now. It is important that we put together 10 or 15 wins in a row, which is something that we are capable of.
“At the start of the season I said that I wanted to play a part in getting this club promoted, and that is still the case.
“I am looking forward to teaming up with Adam Lee in attack as well.
“He is a sharp and quick player, which is something that will compliment me.
“I have transferred into a deeper role this season, so hopefully he’ll be able to feed off my approach play.
“In recent weeks it has been disappointing because it has been a case of feeding off scraps and fighting for the ball.
“Lets hope that all that is behind us now.”