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Howard Delighted With Second Clean Sheet

Goalkeeper Content With Defensive Solidarity

20 August 2018

Mark Howard has revealed his delight at keeping a second clean sheet in three league games this season, though admits that the team must improve from an attacking point of view.

The goalkeeper was called into action in the 89th minute to make a key save against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, as The Seasiders drew their second consecutive away fixture 0-0.

“I was delighted to keep a clean sheet, second one in three games in the league which is a brilliant start, two clean sheets away from home. The lads have defended superbly, it’s not just myself making a few saves here and there, it’s the blocks and the headers and the clearances. As a team, we’re defending really well,” Howard said.

“You build your base on a clean sheet, and we’ve done that, but we just needed a bit more (against Shrewsbury).”

Attentions now turn to a home fixture against Coventry City tomorrow night, with the goalkeeper looking for Blackpool to back-up their last outing at Bloomfield Road against Barnsley last week.  

“It’s good to return to Bloomfield Road after the win in midweek and we should go into it full of confidence. Just that first goal, even though we scored against Portsmouth, will drive us on. We need to put our own stamp on the game, like it did the other night in the cup," he added.

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