Date: 10th December 2008 at 5:00pm
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DARLINGTON striker Gregg Blundell has admitted that his loan spell with Accrington Stanley could very well be made a permanent one in the January transfer window.

But first, Blundell has a short term target. To get himself back in the good books with his girlfriend, after the move to Accrington caused an instant problem.

As Darlington were without a game, the players were given the week off, and so Blundell booked a trip to Paris with his girlfriend, only to end up signing for Accrington, just a day before the trip was due to set off into full swing.

Talking to the Northern Echo he said: ‘I am still in trouble!’

‘Darlington, as we were out of the FA Cup, had given us four days off – that had never happened in my football life – so we booked to go to Paris.

‘We were about to set off on Thursday – a couple of hours later and my phone would have been turned off – then I got a phone call to say I was coming on loan to Accrington.

‘I am in the bad books but it is one of those things that happens and all part of the job. It is just my luck though!’

Good luck with that one Gregg!

The front man has also hinted that he may be on the verge of a full time switch to the Fraser Eagle Stadium, as he searches for constant first team football, something that isn’t currently on offer at Darlington.

Talking to the Northern Echo he said: ‘At Darlington, I was always on the bench and I have appeared every game but one this season but was just getting maybe ten minutes or at the most 30 minutes.

‘I want to get more football under my belt and this is a great opportunity. I had a couple of chances against Bury that I should have put away and hopefully I will get sharper.

‘But the main thing to me is to be part of a successful team. I want to come here and help Accrington win.

‘I felt we were unlucky in my first game and now I want to put that behind me and hopefully have a good set of results from now until my loan period is up.

Ahead of Blundell in the pecking order though are Billy Clarke, Liam Hatch and Richie Foran, all three of whom are onloan from various sides, but if Darlo gaffer Dave Penney is able to extend their stays, then Blundell may be allowed to leave permanently.

Blundell continued: ‘At the moment I am here for a month but you never know what can happen.

‘It is nice for me to move closer to home.

‘I had a good chat with the gaffer and he wants me to come for a month and then take it from there and I am happy with that.’