Midfielders Forming Strong Relationship
David Norris believes his partnership with Brad Potts at the centre of Blackpool’s midfield is getting stronger every week.
Each of the veteran’s appearances in tangerine have been alongside Potts – who is at the opposite end of his career at the age of 21.
Norris’ terrier-like style compliments Potts’ box-to-box approach to football and the elder statesman says they have the ingredients of a strong working relationship.
“It’s worked quite well because we’re two very different players,” he explained. “We went on a run of unbeaten games when the two of us played together.
“‘Pottsy’ can get forward, back, can pass and can shoot, he’s got everything and could go far in the game. Myself, I do like a tackle and that side of the game.
“I enjoy working hard and chasing, just as much as scoring goals or trying to create. I’ve enjoyed working alongside him, we have a good, working relationship.”
Norris is one of just four players on Pool’s books over the age of 30 and is one of Neil McDonald’s go-to-men when he needs experience to take its toll.
“I never thought of myself in that sort of role until the last couple of years. I try to help the lads when I can and there’s a few older lads now who do the same, so it’s up to the young lads if they listen to us.
“In general it’s a good bunch of young lads, there’s no egos at all so they do listen and want to improve.
“I still feel like I’m 23 in my head. Nothing’s really changed, obviously I have to look after myself a bit more, but I still love it and I still look forward to games as much as I ever have,” he added.