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Ryan: Form Will Turn

Midfielder Backing Seasiders To Get Back On Track

21 December 2017

Jimmy Ryan insists the form table can quickly turn for Blackpool, as The Seasiders prepare to face Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

The skipper says belief remains high in the dressing room despite a run of three consecutive defeats, with the team aiming to rediscover their early season momentum.

“We go into every game expecting to do well and to try and get the three points,” the midfielder said. “Results haven’t been great of late, but performances haven’t been too bad. We’re playing good football.

“We have faith in ourselves and our ability, and it’s only because of our lack of form recently that people are doubting us. Form comes and goes throughout the season and all we need is that one result to turn things. I don’t see why it can’t happen on Saturday.”

Goals have been at a premium in recent matches, especially with Kyle Vassell and Mark Cullen sat on the sidelines. That responsibility of finding the net must be shared around more in their continued absences.  

“We’ve obviously got a few strikers missing, which is showing in the lack of goals at the minute, Ryan admitted. “That’s something we’re working on as a team, so hopefully we can put that right and kick on over the Christmas period.

“All over the pitch we’re got to chip in with goals, it’s not just the strikers. We’ve got to share it around. Hopefully we can all step up to the plate.”

Saturday’s match at Charlton kicks off a period of four games in nine days, though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“I’d have Saturday, Tuesday games all the way through the season to be honest. There’s nothing better than playing games, really. We’re here to play on the pitch and play big games. Hopefully come the end of the Christmas period we’d have climbed up the table,” Ryan added.  

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