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Jim Bentley gets Richard Brodie back on goal drive
12:00pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 in Sport
BOOTHAM Crescent old boy Richard Brodie has confessed he is enjoying his football for the first time since leaving York City.
Brodie, who will line up against the Minstermen tonight for new club Morecambe, has won two Blue Square Bet Premier championship medals since leaving North Yorkshire in August 2010.
But, having played bit-part roles in Crawley and Fleetwood’s respective title successes, he is now delighted Shrimps boss Jim Bentley is showing greater faith in him.
Brodie, who is on loan at the Globe Arena from Crawley, said about Bentley: “He has been absolutely brilliant and a diamond to me both personally and football-wise.
“I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me and I want to repay him for that. He’s given me the opportunity to make my debut in the Football League but he’s also given me back my confidence and belief.
“Martin Foyle did that for me as well and I am enjoying the game again for the first time since I left York.”
Brodie’s last goal came at Bootham Crescent during one of his sporadic outings for his last loan club Fleetwood in April.
It secured a 1-0 win and the 25-year-old forward admitted he would not mind repeating that feat.
“That would go down nicely,” he added. “It was a great feeling to score at Bootham Crescent again, especially after a few York fans gave me some more abuse.
“I only have fond memories of the club and the supporters though really so I’ll be hoping they have a good season.”