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Edwards: Build On Solid Foundations

New Signing Looks To Make Impact

17 June 2019

Ryan Edwards says he arrives at Blackpool looking to build on the ‘solid’ defensive foundations that the team displayed last season.

The centre-half, who became the Seasiders’ second summer signing on Friday, hopes to play his part in keeping things tight at the back.  

“Blackpool were solid with a good defence (last season) and I’ll be looking to continue and improve that. I’m looking forward to getting going here and improving on what this team did last year,” Edwards said.  

As well as setting his stall out from a defensive point of view, the 25-year-old former Plymouth man is also a threat when attacking set-plays, having found the net on five occasions in 2018/19, including at Bloomfield Road.  

“I should have had more,” he admitted. “I think I hit the post at home against Blackpool as well. For someone my size, I should be scoring more, at least another two or three.

“But first and foremost, I’m a defender. Goals are bonuses and help the team. If I can do that, then great. It’s to try and stop them going in first.”

Edwards links up again with his old Blackburn youth team boss Terry McPhillips at Blackpool and is excited about the fans are back in their droves following the completion of a takeover.   

“Even when I played here last season, there were sniffs of it going on. The fans started coming back through the door and that’s what you want, you want to play in front of as many people as you can. That’s a positive and hopefully the start of good things to come,” he added.


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