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Forward Thinking From Phillips

8 March 2013

Winger Looks To Build On Defensive Platform

Matt Phillips hopes that Blackpool can build on their defensive resilience with some goals at the other end.

The winger believes that the onus is now on the forward players, including himself, to start hitting the back of the net for The Seasiders to get back to winning ways. 

The players head to Watford this weekend on the back of three consecutive draws and having conceded just one goal in those fixtures, although Kirk Broadfoot's header against Birmingham City is the only one to find the opposition net in four matches.

"On the forward side we've not been as good as we can be, but we've got something to build on now so hopefully we can start putting some wins together," the 21-year-old said.

"We can't always rely on Incey to score the goals and personally I need to get back to scoring goals. From scoring we'll get more confidence as a team to push on.

"We've been defending well as a team so hopefully we can put it together with an attacking display and win the game against Watford."

Life under the new manager has resulted in a number of changes for the lads on and off the pitch, with Phillips looking to learn more and more under the guidance of Paul Ince.

"He's brought a lot to the table. Everyone knows what he's done in his own career, and we're only going to learn from that. For someone like myself to get his experience passed down is good. Training has been sharp and even some off the field things are coming together now as well, so we're all enjoying it," he added.


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