Defender Looking To Kick On
Kirk Broadfoot is hoping The Seasiders can build on last Saturday's fine win over Watford as they head into the final nine games of the season.
The 28-year-old has been an ever-present since he moved to the heart of the Pool defence earlier in the season and the Scotsman admits he is enjoying his football after having a difficult couple of years with injuries.
"It's been a bit stop-start over the last couple of years with injuries to be honest," said Broadfoot.
"I've picked up a couple of serious injuries and couldn't really get over them. I then had some niggling injuries, while being in and out of the team.
"I always said if I get a run of games I'd get my fitness back and I feel as if I have got that back now. Hopefully I can stay injury free now and keep playing."
The 2-1 win at Watford may have shocked a few outsiders, but there were no surprised faces in the away dressing room at Vicarage Road last Saturday.
"I thought it was a good result, with the way that they have been playing in recent weeks and it was a good performance to go along with it.
"With the players that we have got here, I believe we can beat anyone on our day. We went down there with confidence and a game plan with how we wanted to set up and it worked and we got a good result.
"We are just happy that we could get three points at a very difficult place and we can now look forward to the game on Saturday."
The recent addition to the squad of Gary MacKenzie as well as Alex Rae to the coaching staff means there is a heavy Scottish presence at Bloomfield Road now; something that Broadfoot says can be beneficial at times.
"I obviously know Al (Alex Rae) from my Rangers days as well, which is good.
"It's good because sometimes we can have a conversation between ourselves and no one can understand us, so it's alright!"