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Super sub Bean's happy in new role

Keishen Bean is relishing his unlikely 'super sub' role after plundering eight goals in just five games for Premier Division leaders North Village.

Such is the embarrassment of Village's attacking riches, Bean has had to settle for a place on the substitutes bench since returning to Bermuda from his overseas studies.

But despite his reputation as one of Village's most influential players, Bean has no qualms about having to earn his place in Shaun Goater's starting line-up and insists he is happy to contribute to a winning team from the bench.

“I'm really enjoying life at North Village, as always,” said Bean.

“I wouldn't say it's frustrating coming off the bench, I feel that in a team like Village no one can walk into the team.

“There's –always competition for places and I only recently returned from school so until I'm able to train regularly and earn my spot, I'll continue to come off the bench.

“There's plenty of quality at Village so I need to prove to Goat (Shaun Goater) that I'm worthy to be in his first team.”

Village are two points clear at the top of table having struck a staggering 21 goals in their last three games and Bean believes the Red Army are capable of completing a clean sweep of silverware this season.

“At Village we always set our goals high so we will be gunning for every trophy available, and under the watchful eye of coach Goater we remain ambitious and hungry,” said the Bermuda Hogges striker.

“Goat knows what it takes to motivate the group. His personality is a joker type of guy yet he has everyone's respect.

“Village are capable of winning it all this season, but It would be ignorant of me not to acknowledge the potential of the competition.

“I believe every team poses a threat to Village because every team has quality.”

Bean skippered his university Cape Breton to their regional finals where they lost to St.Mary's Huskies last month. Bean's Hogges team-mate Shayne Hollis scored for Breton whose side also includes Bermudians Darius Cox, Seion Darrell, Showande Butterfield and Antonio Lowe.

Village face Devonshire Colts at Bernard Park on Sunday.

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Published December 10, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm)

Super sub Bean's happy in new role

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