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Perkins: We Can Enjoy Tuesday

24 March 2014

Midfielder Looking For Another Win

Midfielder David Perkins feels Blackpool are able to play with less pressure after two home victories eased the pressure, but he has also warned against complacency. 

Perkins set up the only goal against Huddersfield on Saturday, as The Seasiders gave themselves breathing space at the bottom end of The Championship.

And now the 31-year-old has targeted back-to-back wins when Pool travel to Bolton tomorrow.

“We’re not quite safe yet, another two or three wins and we’ll be totally safe,” said Perkins. “We’ll want to win as many games as we can; we’re not going to take our foot off the gas. We’ve had two clean sheets, and we’ll looking for another on Tuesday.

“We had to get that monkey off our backs (against Millwall). I thought we started the Huddersfield game well and deserved to go in at half time ahead. We knew Huddersfield were going to come out stronger but I thought the lads defended brilliantly.

“We are absolutely made up, you look around and teams had drawn and lost, so we’re delighted. It was a big result for us, because we were looking over our shoulder, but it takes the pressure off a little bit and we can go and enjoy the game on Tuesday.”

Perkins’ fine through ball in the fourth minute was made even more crucial when Ricardo Fuller fired in the winner, to put Pool nine points above the relegation zone.

And the midfielder has paid tribute to the Jamaican, after he scored the winner for the second successive home match.

“When he gets a chance he puts it away, that is what he’s paid to do. Luckily enough I put a ball through to him, and he did all the hard work and put it in.

“He has a lot of experience and has a cool head, he is great in the dressing room and a big character for us, especially since I’ve been here,” said Perkins. 

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