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Potts Benefits From System Change

2 March 2016

Midfielder Happier With Chesterfield Performance

Brad Potts says a change in formation at Chesterfield last night brought the best out of him.

The midfielder, who scored Blackpool's goal in the 1-1 draw, put in a Man of the Match display with an action-packed performance.

A switch to a midfield three provided the 21-year-old with more freedom to roam around the pitch and influence the game in decisive areas.

"With that formation I had a bit more license to get forward, and I think that's what my game is about. I broke a few times and I saw the space open up for the goal and thankfully it went in," Potts said.

"I've been disappointed with how I've been playing recently, I've felt a bit frustrated with myself. It felt good having a bit more license to do what I wanted."

Some of the space Potts was able to utilise came on the back of Uche Ikpeazu occupying the central defenders, and that didn't go unnoticed.

"He's a handful, he's hard to play against and he did well," he admitted. "Hopefully he can be like that in the game on Saturday and hopefully get a goal."

The overall team display was much improved from last time out, however the players must now build on it against Millwall this weekend.

"We knew that we had to bounce back after Saturday's game, and I felt that we did that. We were miles the better team in the first-half and after we went 1-0 up we were disappointed not to push on and win the game.

"We know that we need to be picking up points and getting results, so hopefully we can take this performance into Saturday's game," Potts added.

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