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Todd Enjoying Coaching Role

Seasiders' Coach Happy To Pass On Experience

26 October 2017

Andy Todd says he’s enjoying his role on the Blackpool coaching staff, as well as the overall work he’s doing with the club’s defensive unit.

The former Bolton, Charlton and Blackburn defender, who initially linked up with Gary Bowyer 12 months ago, has utilised his own experience to help The Seasiders improve at the back.

Credited by Clark Robertson recently for helping to develop his game, Todd is quick to acknowledge that the smallest of margins can make a big difference.

“I work a little bit with the defenders, we sit down and have little chats. If I can improve them one, two per cent then I’m doing something right. It’s an environment I enjoy, I like being out on the grass working with the footballers,” he said.

The 43-year-old’s time at Bloomfield Road so far has been largely successful, with the team now making good progress in Sky Bet League One.

“Since I’ve come in it’s been nothing but positives. On the back of a promotion we’ve had good momentum coming into the season from last season and got off to an alright start. We want to be better, we want to win more games, but I’ve really enjoyed it.”

Blackpool now face an away trip to Northampton this weekend which will see Todd in the opposite dugout to Town boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who had a fair few tussles with the defender in his playing career at Chelsea.

“I came up against him a couple of times down the years and he was a good player. I think he had everything as a player – he scored goals, was strong and quick. It’s no wonder he’s gone on to have a decent managerial career,” he added.


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