Defender Growing At BlackpoolDonervon Daniels feels he is growing into a leader during his loan spell at Bloomfield Road.
The defender has been an ever-present this season, and has played an integral role in the club's improving defensive form.
The Seasiders haven't conceded from open play in over 300 minutes and Daniels feels he is continuing to grow as a player.
“Without Clarkey it made me be more of a man,” he told the official website. “The gaffer wanted me to be more of a leader, and I think it's helped me as an individual to try and talk a bit more, and bring others into the game.
“I enjoyed the challenge of being the lead centre half (at Brighton), trying to organise everyone was hard, but it was good.”
Blackpool have kept two clean sheets in their last three games, so will be looking to repeat the trick when Norwich City visit on Saturday.
The Canaries are flying high in second place, but Daniels feels Pool have enough quality to inlfict a first defeat since the opening day on their visitors.
“On Saturday it's going to be a massive challenge, not just for the back four, but for everyone individually. If we continue to be big and strong, as we have been, it will be just another game.
“Individually I feel I've done well to keep clean sheets. The environment has been there for me to be the best I can. There are still tougher games to come, like Saturday, but I'll just keep feeding off the more experienced people around,” he said.