Defender Says Things Will Come TogetherEmmerson Boyce says things will come together for this new-look Blackpool team once promising displays are built on.
Two first-half showings against Colchester United and Burton Albion have highlighted the capabilities within the side, however the same level of performance needs to be maintained for the whole 90 minutes.
Speaking following the 2-1 defeat to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side last night, the right-back was adamant that the players will learn from the disappointing experiences so far.
"We played really well in the first-half (against Burton) and obviously went in to half-time a goal up. We just couldn't replicate the same performance in the second-half, and at this level you're going to get punished and that's what happened," he said. "It's a lesson learnt and we have to make sure now that we go into the second-half as well as we do in the first-half, carrying on the performance to get the result.
"We created some good chances and on another day we would have put them away. We have to learn that if we're winning one-nil to grind it out and make sure we get the result. A striker has done his job and scored a goal but as defenders we're a bit disappointed that we conceded another two goals. That's something that we've got to put right, and hopefully we can do that in the next game."
Defeat last night left Blackpool with one point from three games, but with 12 new faces bedding in and further additions to come, the 35-year-old feels that gradual improvement is starting to show.
"We were disappointed in the changing rooms and we don't want to feel like that again. We played some good stuff, the team is starting to gel now. It's a young team and a new team.
"The results haven't gone how we wanted them to go at the start of the season but each game we're getting better and better. Sooner than later results are going to click and we'll go on a good run."
The Seasiders now face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday, and a result against The Blades could get the season fully up and running.
"What a stadium to go and get three points from. That's the mind-set we've got to go with and hopefully get three points from," Boyce added.