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Robertson: Defensively Solid

30 October 2015

Defender Pleased With Form

Clark Robertson hopes Blackpool can build on some new-found defensively solidarity and continue an ascent up the table.

The defender, who has made 14 appearances this season, has been at the heart of a back four that has kept four clean sheets in the last five league games.

"Over the last five or six games we've kind of steadied the ship and haven't really conceded many goals," he told the official website. "If you don't concede goals, then you're going to pick up points and win games. We're out of the bottom four now so hopefully we can get another result on Saturday and start looking up the table.

"We've upped our tempo in games, moved the ball around quicker and as a defensive unit we're looking much more solid."

The 22-year-old's partnership with Tom Aldred has been vital to the improved form, with their varying playing styles complementing each other perfectly. 

"Tom throws himself into stuff with blocks, he's a no-nonsense defender who can also play as well," he said. "We kind of work well together, bounce off each other and speak to each other through the games. We can only get stronger as we go on."

Robertson's career to date has largely been spent at left-back in Scotland, however he's made a successful transition to a central position since joining Blackpool in the summer.

"I'd played 70 games at left-back for Aberdeen and Neil McDonald phoned me in the summer and said that he wanted to make me a centre-back because he'd watched me play there for Scotland Under-21s," he explained. "In the first five or six games I found it difficult adjusting to the style of play down here, but the last five or six games have been really good."

The next test for Robertson and Blackpool comes this weekend against Bury, and confidence is high ahead of the trip to Gigg Lane. 

"They've been promoted and obviously done well this season and sit seventh in the league. They're decent on the ball and will definitely test us, but our confidence is up there and we'll be hoping to make it seven games unbeaten," he added.

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