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Broadfoot on Ipswich

Posted: Thu 07 Nov 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

The defenders thoughts ahead of the Ipswich visit

With four clean sheets from the last five games, everything is going according to plan for Blackpool’s Scottish number six.

Kirk Broadfoot has been an ever-present at the back this campaign, and has his sights on another stop out when Ipswich Town visit on Saturday.

Only two away teams have scored at Bloomfield Road this season, a factor which gives the centre half immense pride.

“We’ve been very good this year and hopefully we can get another clean sheet against Ipswich and take it on from there. It’s not just me and Gaz, it’s the team and it starts from the top. As a defender you want to keep clean sheets, that’s what we pride ourselves on,” said Broadfoot.

Ipswich currently sit in mid-table, but are without an away win so far this season – something that Broadfoot feels won’t affect the game.

“We’ve watched the video of their game last week; they’re a good side with fantastic players. Just like any other game in The Championship it’s going to be very difficult. Mick McCarthy had turned them around, so it’s going to be another difficult game and if we’re not at our best we won’t get any points.

“David McGoldrick has scored a few goals this year, no doubt we’ll have plenty of videos tomorrow on him, he looked sharp (against Barnsley). The big boy Murphy looks a threat from crosses, so we’ll need to be at our best. We’ve got Chops who has been telling us about the players, it will be a really difficult game and we know it.”

Blackpool are still unbeaten on home soil, and if Broadfoot, along with his team mates, are at their best it could well be an eighth game without defeat at Bloomfield Road.

“If we’re going to get three points we have to stick to what we’ve been doing. Start in the defence and keep a clean sheet, hopefully we can nick a goal and build from there. That is what it has been like for most of the season.

“It’s a fantastic start, but at the end of the day it is only 14 games into the season,” said Broadfoot.