Defender On Benefits of Team Spirit
Will Aimson says the togetherness and team spirit within the Blackpool squad will continue to pay dividends this season.
The defender, who has recently returned to the starting line-up, was part of the side that beat Championship Barnsley in the FA Cup on Tuesday, in a performance that highlighted the camaraderie at the club.
"That's a big thing for us, togetherness, everybody putting a shift in and working together," Aimson said. "Even when you're frustrated not to be playing, everybody has got to be together on the bench. We have to stick together and work as a team."
The efforts at Oakwell in midweek did come at a cost though, with injuries forcing other players to take on less familiar roles in the side. With several first-teamers now ruled out of facing Yeovil Town tomorrow, the challenge is there to front up again.
"We got a couple of injuries the other night and it's never nice, I wouldn't wish it upon anybody. Hopefully we've got enough depth in the squad to keep us going, though," the defender said.
Aimson has now started the last four games for Blackpool after waiting patiently for an opportunity. Although frustrating when any player doesn't play, the 22-year-old has continued to work hard and make an impression.
"The best thing to do is stick at it and keep doing your extras and hard work. When you do get your opportunity, you've got to take it and capitalise. I've got to do what I can to stay in the team now.
"Tom and Clark have been excellent so you've just got to bide your time and wait for your opportunity. Going three-five-two has helped me because there's another centre-half put into the equation," he admitted.
Despite an FA Cup fourth round tie against Blackburn Rovers being on the horizon, all attention remains on Yeovil this weekend and getting back to winning ways in Sky Bet League Two.
"The next game is the biggest game for the team. We know where we are in the league, we know the situation and we know it's time to kick-on and push up the league. It's one game at a time and hopefully we can start with a win on Saturday," Aimson added.