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Basham: We Believed

Posted: Sat 10 Aug 2013
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Midfielder Delighted With Last Gasp Win

Chris Basham received high praise from Paul Ince after the 1-0 win over Barnsley after his display in an unfamiliar right-wing role.

The 25-year-old was a constant menace down the right flank and admitted it was important to start the season with two positive results.

"It's massive, coming back off the result against Preston, continuing the league form and winning 1-0 in the 93rd minute," said Basham.

"Robbo's got that throw-in and he's winged it in, we've scored and it's great feeling to have a clean sheet and win 1-0.

"I obviously came on against Doncaster and put a performance in and sometimes I am the utility man who can play anywhere and today I felt sharp and quick and I had the legs on their left-back, when I normally don't have the legs on anyone, so it felt good!"

Although he hasn't had much experience in the right-wing position, the utility man showed no fear of getting forward and putting crosses into the danger area.

"I would obviously like to have a few more shots in the game, but getting in amongst it, helping Chops and the other lads out is brilliant.

"I can't ask for anything more other than getting in the box and hopefully I will get on the score sheet pretty soon."

Blackpool were without the likes of Thomas Ince, Angel Martinez, Matty Phillips and James Caton, but Basham says the spirit and desire remains the same no matter who pulls on the tangerine shirt.

"We've got Incey banned and injured, we've got Angel injured so we've just got to stick together as a team and to be fair the morale is unbelievable. We came in today and everyone was buzzing and we've got to take that onto Middlesbrough away next week.

"We've got low numbers but that's not going to stop us performing as individuals."