Callum Guy is intent on making an impression and building on his substitute appearance at Gillingham in midweek.
The midfielder, who worked under manager Simon Grayson at Bradford City, has had to bide his time for opportunities so far this season but hopes that his promising cameo puts him in the reckoning for a starting spot.
“I’ve been glad to get back in the team the last couple of games. I just want to kick on now and get myself into the manager’s thoughts and into the starting eleven. Once you get given an opportunity, you’ve got to grasp it with both hands,” the 22-year-old said.
“I thought I did well at Gillingham and got into the game straight away. I got an assist to help the comeback and we really got a foothold into the game.”
The point that the Seasiders picked up on Tuesday night put them top of the table after four matches, yet there’s no room for complacency.
“We’ve started very well, and we’ve still got room for improvement, which is exciting,” Guy admitted. “Going forward we look a lot more threatening than we did last season and throughout most of the games we look like we’re going to score when we go forward.”
The next challenge for the team is a trip to Rochdale tomorrow, which will see the players come up against former team-mate Jimmy Ryan.
“Jimmy was a massive character at Blackpool and we were sad to see him go at the end of last season. It’ll be nice to play against him and should be a good battle.
“They’re high energy as a team and they’ve signed some good players in the window. Our fitness coach was there last season and he’s given them high praise.”