Often Blackpool’s unsung hero, Colin Daniel has been praised by his manager for his unselfish displays, which have seen him perform in a variety of positions since his arrival at Blackpool.
The 29-year-old’s versatility proved invaluable during last season’s promotion-winning season and he’s sacrificed himself in a similar vain during the opening few weeks of the new campaign.
Playing left wing-back on the opening day at Bradford City, Daniel moved in field as part of a three-man midfield against MK Dons, which Gary Bowyer believes is a massive benefit to his side.
“He’s such a valuable player to the squad,” said Bowyer. “The attributes he brings to us are so important to how we play.
“We saw in his performances last season; it was probably some of the best football he’s played in his career.
“You could see he really enjoyed it here and that was reflected in his performances, and he’s started this season in exactly the same manner.”
Daniel netted Pool’s first goal of the season at Valley Parade, but Bowyer believes grabbing the headlines isn’t something his hard-working winger craves.
“It doesn’t bother Colin because he gets on with his job. If we asked him to play right-back this weekend he’d get on with it and give 100 percent, as he does every day.
“He’s finding himself as one of the senior players in the team and certainly leads by example because of that,” he added.