Jimmy Ryan has admitted that confidence is flowing through the Blackpool side following results in recent games.
The Seasiders have won four consecutive league games for the first time since 2010 and currently find themselves in the top half of the table.
“In the last four games you can see the confidence in the lads, we’re not conceding as many goals and you can see the hard work we’re all putting in,“ the skipper said.
“We always believed in our ability in the squad and we’ve just kept working hard. At times things just weren’t going for us and maybe a few sloppy goals here and there knocked our confidence a little bit.
“The biggest thing that has been evident in the last few games has been the intensity that we’ve played at. That’s credit to the gaffer and the staff really because that’s what they drum into us.
“We’ve really kicked on and we want to finish as high as we can now. If that makes it top-half, then brilliant because that’s what we want to do. Hopefully we can win the next two and finish as high as possible.”
First up is a meeting with play-off bound Shrewsbury Town, where Christoffer Mafoumbi is expected to start following Joe Lumley’s return to QPR.
“Joe had been brilliant since he came in and I can’t fault anything about him really. He was brilliant every day in training and you’ve seen on the pitch what he’s done for us,” Ryan said.
“But Chris is a good goalie and he’s done really well. He previously did well in January when he came in and he’ll do well in the game.”