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Slocombe: Determined Dressing Room

4 August 2016

Goalkeeper Ready For New Season

Sam Slocombe says manager Gary Bowyer has assembled a 'determined dressing room' ahead of the new season.

The goalkeeper, one of numerous new faces to arrive at Bloomfield Road this summer, hopes a good mix of varied experiences will lead to a strong campaign for the club.  

"As soon as I've come in here it's been fantastic. The gaffer is very organised and things are running smoothly, so I'm looking forward to the game against Exeter," Slocombe said.

"It seems a really determined dressing room, some of them have been through some tough seasons in the last couple of years and others have come in that have done well and kind of experienced promotion and success. Hopefully it's a good blend."

The 28-year-old, a vocal presence already, is pleased with the early understanding he's built up with his defence in the fixtures he's played in preparation for the league games coming up.   

"I feel that you kind of get your best rapport with your players by playing games so to play the past three friendlies, or the majority of them, has really been beneficial for me, and I hope it's been beneficial for them as well," he said.

"If I can give the players in front of me as much information as I can, that they can't see, it's only going to help their decisions."

Slocombe, who is expected to make his official club debut on Saturday, is no stranger to an opening bow at Bloomfield Road, having made his professional debut for Scunthorpe United here in 2009.

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