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Wabara: I Want To Push For Play-Offs

Posted: Thu 31 Jan 2013
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Defender Delighted With Pool Move

Reece Wabara says that he's joined Blackpool to play games and help the club push for the play-offs. 

The 21-year-old, who agreed a loan deal from Manchester City yesterday, met his team-mates for the first time this morning and revealed his pleasure at the move. 

"I'm delighted to be here, it's a good club and I'm hoping to do well," he said. "I'm happy to make the next step and hopefully I can get another 15 games by the end of the season. I want to push for the play-offs, I want to play and I want to continue to improve."

The England Under-20 international has arrived at Bloomfield Road on the back of a whirlwind week, having signed off from a loan spell at Oldham with a goal and victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup. 

"It was definitely the highlight of my time at Oldham and I was obviously delighted with the result. To score was an added incentive so I was happy. It's not everyday that you beat Liverpool, especially when they put out such a strong team."

From one loan spell to another, Wabara is reaping the benefits of first-team football and encourages other young players to seek out similar experiences.  

"I wish I did it when I was younger, went out and played more games," he admitted. "I think I've learnt my lesson now and realised that it's all about playing and showing people what you can do. You'll get to where you need to eventually anyway. 

"My advice to any young player coming through is to go and play games. It might not be at the level you want to play at but eventually people will see the quality and you'll get to where you deserve." 

Pool latest addition could make his debut for The Seasiders against Barnsley on Saturday, although he understands the dilemma that faces Steve Thompson. 

"I don't know if I'll start due to the team winning because you don't usually change a winning team. Hopefully I'll be involved though," he added.