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Ferguson Growing With Captaincy

4 February 2016

Defender On Additional Responsibility

David Ferguson insists the responsibility of captaincy at Blackpool has helped him grow both as a player and a person. 

The full-back was handed the armband by Neil McDonald in pre-season and has gone on to be a regular for The Seasiders since then. 

With Blackpool in good form, Ferguson sat down to explain the positive impact extra responsibility has had on him. 

“As the months have gone on I can deal with the responsibility better,” he explained. “I’m growing as a person and I’m starting to deal with certain situations better.

“Sometimes you can go to Emmerson Boyce, David Norris and Colin Doyle for advice because they’ve been there and worn the t-shirt and I can get a little bit of help from them.

“The Gaffer’s given me the responsibility and hopefully I’m going to take it with two hands."

The 21-year-old has played 30 times for The Seasiders in what is his first full season in professional football and the former Sunderland man believes he’s adjusted well.

“At the start of the season it was a big change playing every game, Saturday-Tuesday. I think I’ve adapted well and as the months have gone on its only made me a better player.

“Myself, I’m growing as a character and as a player. I’m learning with the more games I’m playing. 

“All the lads are getting a bit of character about themselves. As a team, overall I think we are getting better and hopefully we push on next season as well,” he added. 

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