Another Shut Out Pleases Defender
Fresh from Blackpool securing their third consecutive clean sheet in League One, defender Emmerson Boyce points to the mean defence as a major factor in Pool’s upturn in results.
On Saturday The Seasiders claimed another shut out at high-flying Coventry City, who had dropped points just once before at home. The veteran defender is a regular at right-back and was full of praise for Pool post-match.
“The manager has drilled it into us that we need to keep clean sheets,” said Boyce. “That’s what was letting us down earlier in the season, but we’re starting to put that right.
“We’re always confident in our strikers to score, and as long we keep the back door shut we’ll slowly but surely move up this league.
“We’re working hard, fighting for each other and have a great belief in each other. We’re now hard to beat and the points are slowly but surely stacking up.”
Coventry are sat four points off top spot in League One and had bagged 20 times before Saturday, so the goalless draw Blackpool collected is something to be proud of, according to Boyce.
“They’re a massive club for this league but we frustrated them. We knew it was going to be difficult but I don’t think we really rode our luck because they didn’t have too many chances
“I don’t think many teams will come here and get something, and we could have nicked it at the end,” he added.