MORGAN Gould’s return to SuperSport United could be seen as the saving grace to his almost faded career.
That’s because form was a myth to the defender, who was haunted by injury during his stint at Kaizer Chiefs.
But like most greats, his recent return to his Matsatsantsa a Pitori roots has given him a new lease on life.
This has been highlighted by the 33-year-old’s ability to play more than 10 games with the Tshwane giants in the first half of the Absa Premiership season.
Last season, he only played seven matches in all competitions for the Soweto-based Amakhosi. But the determined Gould has his sights set on more game time.
His objective is to feature in more than 20 games to help Matsatsantsa a Pitori win the league title.
“I just want to see myself playing,” Gould said.
“I’m prepared to double my efforts on the training ground to achieve that goal.”
Gould had become a regular feature in coach Stuart Baxter’s back line, and the eager footie insisted on his intention to continue that trend.
“I want to continue with the same commitment. Returning to the club was something I needed to injected life into my career,” he said.
“I also want to help youngsters grow into great players. I’m still capable of achieving a lot of things on the football pitch.”
The league has taken a one-month recess due to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament taking place in Gabon from 14 January to 5 February.
But games will pour in fast and thick after the finals. Matsatsantsa will be in the Caf Confederations Cup following their Nedbank Cup title win last season.
On the domestic front, they will be involved in the league to defend their Nedbank Cup title.
They are also log leaders, thanks to a goal difference of 25 points in 15 matches. But hot on their heels is Bidvest Wits.
“Of the many games ahead, I’m ready to play my part,” Gould said.