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Slocombe Pleased To Contribute

16 January 2017

Goalkeeper's Penalty Save Reaction

Sam Slocombe was pleased to play his part and help earn Blackpool a point at Cambridge United with a second-half penalty save.

The goalkeeper denied Luke Berry with 14 minutes left – his third penalty stop this season. 

The Seasiders, buoyed by that save, held on for a point and Slocombe was happy to do his bit. 

“It’s very rare goalkeepers win games or save points, not as often as strikers, and I’m happy to contribute towards the team to help us get a point,” he said. 

“However, I’m just as happy coming off the pitch having done nothing and won the game. 

“That’s our job, it’s what we’re paid to do, so if we get the chance to make an important save then it’s happy days.”

Blackpool struggled to play their usual passing football at the Abbey Stadium, making the point a strong one, according to Slocombe. 

“It’s a great point considering the performance we put in. Nobody in the dressing room is stupid enough to think it was a good performance, especially the first-half.

“That wasn’t the standards we’ve set this season and we know that. Sometimes during the season these games happen, especially as we’ve had a build up of fixtures.

“So to come away from here is a good point, that’s the only positive we can take from that really,” he added. 

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