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Allsop: We Can Adapt

Goalkeeper Praises Versatility of Squad

20 October 2017

Ryan Allsop says this Blackpool side has quickly shown that it can adapt and find solutions out on the pitch.

The goalkeeper has been quick to credit his team-mates for knowing when to mix things up, especially when things aren't going to plan. 

Different opposition pose different problems, as was highlighted against Bury on Tuesday night, yet The Seasiders are finding ways to overcome them. 

"A couple of teams have come here and pressed quite aggressively and others have sat off. I think the lads have adapted to it really well," Allsop said.

"We’ve worked out when we can play and be brave on the ball, and sometimes when we have to go a little bit longer and mix up our game a little bit more. That’s a credit to the staff and everybody in that dressing room for preparing us for those situations. 

“Teams are going to try and stop us playing the way we want to play and it’s up to us to find solutions for that. Wigan coming here on Saturday is going to be another tough game. Hopefully we can perform as well and get the three points again.”

Allsop has started every league game for Blackpool since arriving on loan from AFC Bournemouth in the summer and displayed his qualities again with two vital saves in midweek. 

Given that the manager wants to play out from the back, the 25-year-old has proved an important acquisition. 

"You want to be playing every week and playing as many minutes as you can, showcasing what you can do. It’s brilliant that I’ve come here and had the opportunity to do so," he said.

"Consistency is the key, and I think it comes with confidence as well. Playing more and more games only helps confidence, and all I can do is do my best when I put on a Blackpool shirt. I want to show people what I can do and play as well as I can," he added.

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