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Potts Ready For Carlisle Reunion

15 September 2016

Midfielder Set To Face Former Club

Brad Potts admits that coming up against his former club Carlisle United will be 'a strange one' this weekend, though he's looking forward to it nonetheless.
The midfielder, who moved to Blackpool in the summer of 2015, was a product of the youth team at Brunton Park and quickly became a key first-team player in his late teenage years, going on to make more than 100 appearances for The Cumbrians.  

Now set to face some ex-team-mates for the first time, the 22-year-old looks back on his years as a player there fondly. 

"It will be a bit of a strange one for me because I've got a lot of time for the club, staff and fans up there," Potts told the official website.

"I was there for five years and I loved my time there. I can't thank everyone up there enough for what they did for me."

Potts scored eight goals in his final season with Carlisle and is now showing the same form in the final third for The Seasiders, thanks to a positional switch under manager Gary Bowyer.   

"The season I left Carlisle was similar to what I've been doing here, I just want to keep improving and keep doing that. Hopefully the Blackpool fans will see more," he admitted. 

"I'm playing in a different position and I feel like I'm in more of an attacking role, which is what I came to the club for, and I'm enjoying it. 

"The gaffer has given me a bit of license and freedom to do what I want, and I think that's where you get the best out of me."

Already three goals shy of last season's overall tally, Potts looks on course to break that with the performance levels he's currently setting.   

"I probably should have more goals but before the season I would have taken three if someone had have said that to me at this point. I want to keep improving and get more goals and assists," he added.

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