Curtis Tilt hopes he’s repaid the faith of manager Gary Bowyer with his performances at the heart of defence so far this season.
The defender, who was playing in the Vanarama National League for Wrexham and Forest Green last season, has stepped up to Sky Bet League One with some assured displays and has started all four fixtures in the division.
“It’s the first time I’ve played in the league so I wasn’t really expecting to start four games, but I feel like I did well pre-season and the gaffer has put his faith in me. Hopefully I’ve repaid him,” the 25-year-old said.
“The season itself has been great so far and I think we’ve done really well in the games we’ve played.”
The centre-back is learning every week at this level and is quick to admit that concentration is key.
“You have to be a lot fitter and in this league you have to mentally stay switched on and focus on the 90 minutes.”
The focus this weekend will be on AFC Wimbledon, with Blackpool looking to keep up a 100 per cent start to the campaign at Bloomfield Road.
“Being the newcomers, it’s important that your home form is up there and then you can go away from home and come away with something. Every game we’ve played in has been different, with different styles of play, but I feel we’ve coped quite well,” he added.