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Basham Happy To Be Utility Man

Posted: Sat 21 Sep 2013
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Mr Versatile Stars Again

Chris Basham says he's happy to be the 'utility man' after putting in another strong shift for The Seasiders. 

The 25-year-old started on the left wing against Leicester City following a late tactical reshuffle owing to Neal Bishop's withdrawal. The switch worked though as the midfielder scored in the 2-2 draw. 

"I'm obviously not a jinking winger like Tom Ince but I've got legs and I can run past people," he said. "I can drop the shoulder and I am quite gangly, Ricardo put it in and I was just in the right place at the right time. I jumped early and luckily enough it came off. 

"I think that was my sixth position this season in my seventh or eighth game. I think Bish was meant to play there but he fell ill before the game. If I'm playing, scoring and doing well then there's nothing else I can ask for. I am the utility man but I don't mind playing there."

It took a late penalty from Thomas Ince to rescue a point for Blackpool, in a game that the players definitely deserved something from. 

"In the first-half I don't think we would have accepted a draw, but as the second-half wore on I thought it was a fair result. A 2-2 with Leicester City we'll take because it keeps our home form going."

All attentions now turn to a Friday night away clash against Huddersfield Town, which will see The Seasiders try and end their hoodoo in front of the Sky Sports cameras. 

"Hopefully we can get over our Sky duck because we don't seem to win on there at the moment. I'm sure the gaffer will know what he wants us to do," he added.