Marc Bola insists that Blackpool must back themselves to perform when facing league leaders Luton Town on Saturday.
The Hatters have been in red hot form this season and matched a 27-game unbeaten run last time out, which highlights the challenge The Seasiders must overcome at Kenilworth Road.
“I don’t know if I’m surprised (by how they’ve done) because we played them near the beginning of the season and they were tough, probably one of the toughest games that we’ve played,” Bola admitted.
“It’s not a surprise in terms of what they can actually do on the pitch, but with how tough the league is and to go without losing is pretty impressive.
“Everybody knows that they’re a good side, but we’re also a good side and we can back ourselves. They’re on a good run, but every game is different. Hopefully we can perform well.”
From a Blackpool perspective, plenty will be taken from some big performances on the road already this season, most notably at Portsmouth, Sunderland and Bradford.
“We just need to go back to basics and perform the way we were performing at Bradford, Portsmouth and so on. It’s just a matter of time and consistency,” the left-back said.
“We’re trying to take one game at a time and just see where we get to. We’ll just try and perform as well as we can.”