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Doyle: Stomach For The Fight

31 March 2016

Goalkeeper Backs Pool To Survive

Colin Doyle believes Blackpool’s recent form shows they have the stomach for the fight to avoid relegation from League One.

The Seasiders have taken maximum points from two relegation rivals in recent weeks and now have six games to secure their status in this division.

Preparing to face Southend United at the weekend, the goalkeeper has full faith in The Seasiders producing the goods.

“The lads showed we can hold our nerve,” he said. “The last three games we won two and drew one against teams in and around us.

“To get those points was vital because you don’t want teams overtaking you and to get momentum to go into the other games is also crucial.

“Coming into the next few games you don’t know what is going to happen, but I think we’re a strong enough group to hold our nerve and push on.”

The goalkeeper helped register Blackpool’s first clean sheet in ten games at Doncaster on Monday, pulling off a brilliant save to deny Harry Middleton.

A settled back five has helped the cause in recent weeks and Doyle says more shut outs could prove pivotal for The Seasiders.

“It was good to keep a clean sheet which I think we needed because the last one was Oldham at home, some time ago.

“We went through a faze of keeping a lot of clean sheets and looking at the clean sheet table we were up there but weren’t scoring the goals.

“We’re scoring goals now so if you keep a clean sheet you’re going to pick up points and that’s what we need to do between now and the end of the season,” he added.

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