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Ryan: Team Spirit Coming Together

24 August 2017

Jimmy Ryan believes Blackpool are already showing signs of a strong team spirit, which could prove invaluable over the next nine months.

The 28-year-old has been part of tight-knit dressing room at the likes of Accrington Stanley and Chesterfield, and is spotting similar qualities at Bloomfield Road. 
 
“The lads are here to play football,” he said. “We want to be a good team which has good team spirit and it’s all fallen into place pretty quickly. 
 
“I think it gets you a long way and it’s overlooked a bit at some places. We’re all pulling in the same direction and trying to achieve something together. 
 
“When you go out on the pitch with ten lads who have your back, it gets you a good few more points over the season when games become a grind.”
 
The midfielder, one of 14 new faces over the summer, missed the second-half of last season through injury but has felt strong in his opening three Pool matches. 
 
“I got a good pre-season under my belt which is what I needed and kept myself fit over the summer, so I feel good. 
 
“Hopefully I can get a bit more fitness, which will comes with games, but I don’t feel I’m too far away,” he added. 
 

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