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Grandin Determined To Build On Draw

23 October 2012

Midfielder Hoping To Get More First Team Action After Goal

Elliot Grandin is determined to work hard in order to get a regular spot back in the team after coming off the bench to score in The Seasiders' 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder hasn't played since the 4-1 win over Middlesbrough and although he was pleased to be back on the pitch he was disappointed to only leave with a point.

"It was 1-0 for them and we worked hard to get back but we conceded a goal at the end so it was a little bit disappointing."

The Seasiders seemed to carry more emphasis in the second half and the substitutions certainly instigated the turnaround, before the late leveller from Dexter Blackstock.

"We made a few changes and we scored but unfortunately we drew but if we carry on like this for the next game we will hopefully win.

"It's been a long time since I played so I am happy to get back with the group. I missed Bloomfield Road as the fans are always amazing with me so I'm very happy."

Grandin paid a huge amount of credit to Matt Phillips for his goal after the winger curled in an inch-perfect cross to set up his team mate.

"It was an amazing ball, a very very good ball and a very good assist!

"I think in my career it's my fourth goal with my head. It's not my best point but I'm happy with it."

Grandin is now hoping to build on his goal and performance against Forest in a hope to get more minutes on the pitch in the near future.

"I try to get my fitness at training but nothing can replace the game so I'm trying to do my best and if I carry on I hope the gaffer will use me.

"We have a hard game again on Saturday so we will have a good rest tomorrow and get back on Thursday and work all together and be a strong team," added the midfielder.

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