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Crainey: Building From The Back

5 March 2013

Defender Hoping For Another Clean Sheet Tonight

The Seasiders head to Birmingham City this evening on the back of two clean sheets and Stephen Crainey is hopeful that he and his team-mates can now turn the draws into wins. 

St. Andrews is a ground that Crainey has fond memories of, following Blackpool’s Play-Off Semi-Final success there last season and the defender is hoping to put in another strong performance.

“The last time we went there was the play-offs and getting to Wembley,” said Crainey. 

“We know they are a very good side and it’s going to be a very difficult match, but we go there on the back of a couple of clean sheets and hopefully we can just get a goal or two and get the win.

“Birmingham and Watford are two really tough away games. Watford are flying but we will concentrate on the Birmingham match, which we know will be really tough. 

“The fans will get right behind them at St. Andrews. Hopefully for the first 20 minutes we can contain them and then get a good performance and result.”

Crainey has a bit more protection at left-back in the 4-4-1-1 formation, but the 31-year-old is confident that the goals will soon start to flow at the other end.

“I think we are building from the back and hopefully we can progress to get some goals. 

“The lads are enjoying working under the new gaffer and that will continue and hopefully we can turn some of these draws into wins.

“We are a bit more solid with two banks of four and when we all get behind the ball, but then when we do go and attack we’ve got a freedom to get forward as well. I’m enjoying it at the moment and I’m sure that will continue.”

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