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Perkins: We'll Keep Improving

15 February 2014

Midfielder Reflects On Ipswich Point

David Perkins believes that Blackpool's improvement will continue under Barry Ferguson, providing the players get plenty of time on the training ground.

Speaking on the back of a 0-0 draw at Ipswich Town, the midfielder was quick to credit the work put in so far at Squires Gate and only envisages the team getting stronger.

"The longer Fergie gets on the training ground with us, the better we'll become. Everybody knows their jobs and what's required of us," he said.

Perkins was his usual busy self in midfield at Portman Road, putting in an industrious display as The Seasiders were left to settle for a point.

"It was a tough game, it wasn't easy," he admitted. I think we started bright in the first-half but in the second-half the conditions got a bit tougher. All in all I enjoyed the game.

"It's a tough place to come after a long drive down yesterday. Conditions aren't the easiest but a clean sheet is always great."

Barry Ferguson felt that it was a case of two points dropped against The Tractor Boys, with Blackpool having a number of attempts on target. 

"We had a few chances first-half and that's probably what Fergie is on about. If we could have taken our chances in the first-half then we'd maybe be going in two or three nil up. We were a bit disappointed and then Ipswich came at us second-half.

"I think both sides were committed and I thought it was quite an enjoyable game to be involved in. It was pretty much end-to-end, especially in the second-half."

The 31-year-old has settled in at the club pretty quickly, despite the managerial upheaval in the meantime following the departure of Paul Ince.

"I've enjoyed my time here so far. I met Paul for maybe an hour because he was on his training course. It was a bit difficult but I had a chat with Fergie and he's been top-drawer with me so I'm just happy to be at Blackpool."

After consecutive draws, the target for the team now is to get that first victory since late-November and take things from there.

"We just need to get the first win and then hopefully we can build on that and put a challenge in. We just need to get that first win under our belts. We'll build from there and take it game by game," Perkins added.

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