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Alnwick: Team Spirit Will Be Vital

Keeper Emphasises Benefits of Togetherness

15 August 2019

Jak Alnwick has praised the spirit in the new-look Blackpool dressing room and talked up the benefits of togetherness this season.

The goalkeeper, one of 10 additions so far this summer, says everybody is striving to achieve the same objective.

“There’s a good team spirit about the place, and that’s what we’ve been working on,” he revealed. “Teams that stick together through this league will get the furthest. Everybody has got that real focus of what we want to do.”

The determination within the squad has clearly been demonstrated by the team’s start to the season, winning both league games to date.

“It’s been brilliant, two wins and one clean sheet. I’d obviously have liked the two clean sheets but taking maximum points from the first two games sets you up nicely for the season. We now need to make it three wins.”

In order for the Seasiders to do that they must overcome an Oxford United side that has also made unbeaten start to the campaign, taking four points from matches against Peterborough United and Sunderland.

“I’ve played against them a couple of times, including pre-season, and they are the sort of team that doesn’t change their way for nobody. They’re going to be expressive and pressing,” Alnwick said.

“It’s going to be a tough test. They finished quite well towards the end of last season, but if we stick to what we’ve been doing in the first two games, I’ve no doubt we can get a positive result.”

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