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Robertson Adapting His Game

27 October 2016

Defender Finding His Feet In League Two

Clark Robertson says he's had to adapt to the physical nature of Sky Bet League Two after sustaining a couple of early season injuries. 

The defender, 23, has taken a few knocks to the head in aerial challenges so far and missed games due to concussion as a consequence. 

However, the former Aberdeen man is tougher for the experience and feels his game is now adjusting to the different defensive demands of the division.    
"The last few weeks have kind of been stop-start for me, I missed a couple of games because I was concussed, but I'm back now and I feel as though I'm performing well," Robertson said. 

"I actually think it's been a bit tougher for me, it's probably been a bit more physical with more teams going route one. I've probably adapted my game again since last season and dealt with it well. 

"I like to think that I'm a ball playing centre-half and I always look to find feet with my passes, but I need the other side of the game as well and the manager has spoken to me about that. It's about trying to get that consistency in my game."

Robertson made 41 appearances in all competitions for Blackpool last season and has already made 28 clearances and seven blocks in the 15 games he's played in the current campaign.  

Playing alongside some experienced heads, the defender still takes plenty of advice from others in the back four when it comes to developing his personal performances. 

"I'm learning with every game, obviously I'm still young and I've got Tom next to me who is helping me and has got a few years on me, and the likes of Tayls (Andy Taylor) as well to the left of me."

The defensive unit will look to be at its best when heading to Cheltenham this weekend, as Blackpool aim to back up a 4-2 victory against Doncaster Rovers and improve results on the road. 

"We've been leading quite a few games away from home this season and not picked up many points. The manager has been saying that we maybe need to play a bit differently away from home and try and shut up shop when we do go in front.

"We had a good result last weekend but we need to go and push on again by trying to get two wins on the bounce and get us up that league."


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