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Tyson Looking To Play Games

Posted: Mon 25 Nov 2013
Author: Sean Gallagher

Striker Discusses Loan Move To Fleetwood


On the back of playing 85 minutes for Fleetwood in a nine-goal thriller against Mansfield on Saturday, Nathan Tyson is hoping the prospect of regular football at the League Two side will help him force his way back into Paul Ince's plans.

After agreeing a move to the Highbury Stadium last Thursday, the 31-year-old made his first competitive start of the season at the weekend, after being restricted to just six substitute appearances for The Seasiders so far.

Ince has challenged Tyson to stake a claim for a first-team place when he returns from his loan on 1 January - something which Tyson is firmly focused on achieving.

"It was good to get out there and start a game - I really enjoyed it. The score doesn't really reflect much on anything, we've just got to take it into the next game and show the same kind of character.

"It's a short-term solution going to Fleetwood. I'm going there to get my match fitness and sharpness up to scratch, and as long as I can contribute to how well they're doing in the league, I'd be more than happy.

"When I first came here (to Blackpool) I wasn't expecting to get straight into the starting 11 unless there were injuries or anything else, as the team were top of the league. 

"I'm confident in my own ability though and know I'm more than capable of playing Championship football, so it's up to me now."