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Robertson Happy With Defensive Display

21 August 2016

Defender On Wycombe Point

Clark Robertson has been impressed with how Blackpool have dealt with the physical challenge of League Two strike forces this week.

After battling it out with Barnet’s sizeable front two, yesterday Robertson helped Pool to a clean sheet against Wycombe, who started with Adebayo Akinfenwa and Garry Thompson on Saturday. 

The defender, who has started Blackpool’s last four matches, impressed alongside Tom Aldred and was rewarded with his first clean sheet of the campaign. 

“I think Akinfenwa is the biggest player I’ve played against but me and Tom kept him quiet, as did the back four,” he said. 

“We’ve got to be positive. We defended well, and even if we weren’t at our best going forward, we got a clean sheet and a point.

“It’s going to be a battle at times this season so we’ve got to try and get the ball down and play. We’ve got to get teams turned, get the ball forward and be on the front foot.”

The Scot, who signed from Aberdeen last summer, missed the majority of pre-season with a foot injury but after sitting out the opening day has been drafted back by manager Gary Bowyer.

“I’m enjoying being back in the side and obviously me and Tom had a good partnership last season. It’s always nice as a defender to keep a clean sheet, it’s what we pride ourselves on.

“I’m probably the youngest of the back four but I’ve played a lot of games so hopefully this experienced defence can stand us in good stead,” he added. 

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