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Potts Revitalised On The Wing

31 July 2016

Midfielder Enjoying His Football

Brad Potts is enjoying a new lease of life at Blackpool, having been utilised out wide by manager Gary Bowyer during pre-season.

The midfielder spent last season in a central role but is now showing his attacking capabilities on the wing – where he previously played for Carlisle. 

The 22-year-old capped an impressive pre-season but firing a late equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bury and says he’s enjoying his football. 

“I came to the club as an attacking midfielder and that’s what I want to be in the team,” he said. “I feel I need to be further forward to have more of an influence on the game.

“Out wide, rather than in the middle, I feel I’ve got a bit less responsibility to defend and more freedom to play. 

“That’s the run I’ve been trying to produce, coming in off the line. It was a great ball from ‘Roachey’ and I was delighted to score.”

The former Carlisle midfielder has played in all six of Blackpool’s pre-season friendlies and feels Saturday’s test was a good way to prepare for the season opener.

“Bury are a good team, I thought they passed it well but we kept our shape and deserved the goal in the end. 

“We’ve had a few injuries and illnesses so it’ll be good to have everyone back, competing for places. 

“It’s what pre-season’s for, all the running and all the games, it’s for the first league game against Exeter so hopefully we will get a good result,” he added.

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