Midfielder Reveling At Bloomfield Road
It’s taken no time at all for Jim McAlister to adapt to the English game and the Scot’s only regret about his summer move to Blackpool was that it didn’t happen sooner.
The whole-hearted midfielder had spent his entire career above the border prior to the summer, but has been selected in all but one of Pool's league games this season.
Showing versatility by playing anywhere across the midfield, McAlister is hugely grateful for the opportunity to broaden his horizons in England.
“Being down now and sampling what it’s like, it’s something I wish I’d done in my early twenties rather than my late twenties,” he said.
“I’m definitely glad that I took the chance to come in and train with the boys for a few days and got offered a deal because I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
“I have the mind-set of playing every game as if it’s your last. If you go out on the park and just go through the motions then you’re cheating your team-mates, the fans, the manager and everybody associated with the club.”
Pool’s form has taken an upturn in recent weeks, meaning they’ll travel to Coventry City brimming with confidence at the weekend, and McAlister wasn't surprised to see Pool claim three wins from three.
“I think game on game it’s been getting better and you can see the team is definitely starting to gel together. Results are starting to pick up so hopefully things are moving in the right direction.
“It’s a brilliant dressing room of boys and you can see that starting to transfer onto the pitch. Hopefully that stands us in good stead throughout the season,” he added.