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Cathcart Praises Squad Depth

31 August 2012

Defender Pleased With Options

Craig Cathcart has hailed Blackpool's squad depth this season and believes every player will have a part to play.

The defender, who himself has waited patiently for an opportunity, feels that the blend of talents currently in the dressing room will provide consistency on the field this season. 

"We've got plenty of players in the whole squad that can come in and easily do as good a job as the players that are starting," he admitted. "Hopefully, as the season goes on, the players that aren't playing will get more of a chance. We've got a good standard of squad this season."

Manager Ian Holloway recently suggested that the 23-year-old was probably the unluckiest player not to make his starting line-up, although that situation has changed in the last two games following an injury to Ian Evatt.

"It's hard for the manager to change a winning team, and Evo's obviously been unlucky with a foot injury and missed a game," he said. "I've come in and we've carried on winning, but we've got a big squad and everybody will be doing their fair share."

The opportunity in the side is one that the Northern Ireland international is keen to grasp, as he looks to reach his full potential.

"I'm at the age now where I need to be playing games because I'm not as young as I once was. The most important thing for me is to try and play games, keep developing and do well for Blackpool."

Cathcart will hope to retain his place for the game against Leicester City tomorrow, one he expects to be a real test.

"We know we've got a tough game coming up next at Leicester and I think they'll will be our toughest test so far. The first three games have been brilliant for us so hopefully we can carry it on," he added.



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