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Gilks On Ending 2013 Positively

28 December 2013

Goalkeeper hoping for Brighton victory

Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks hopes his side can use the Boxing Day draw as a springboard for a run of form, starting with Brighton on Sunday.

The Seasiders ended a run of four consecutive defeats with a point against Leeds, but hope to go one better and claim their first victory of December.

The Seagulls are level on points with Pool, but Gilks in confident we'll see a positive result from the last game of 2013.

"Thankfully we've got Brighton on our own patch. We can take the positives from Leeds, and hopefully claim all three on Sunday," said Gilks. 

"The games come thick and fast, we'll prepare properly and do our research. We had a good work out after Leeds and will be good to go on Sunday again.

"You don't want to lose football matches but, it is always going to happen. We looked at Leeds as a positive, and will hopefully get that actual win on Sunday."

Thursday saw Blackpool's familiar back five reuinted for the first time since mid-October, which Gilks feels is crucial to get back to keeping clean sheets.

The only negative, they'll now be apart from four games again, after Kirk Broadfoot was sent off late on.

"Is it the defence we were strong with earlier in the season, so it was pleasing to have all the lads back together. 

"From where I was it looked a bad challenge, the referee was there on the spot and made a quick decision.

"He was bitterly disappointed, in the changing rooms after he didn't speak to anyone. 

"We'll scurry round however, and will work out a way to beat Brighton," said Gilks. 

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