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Edwards: I’ve Had To Be Patient

Defender Ready To Kick On

1 November 2019

Ryan Edwards is working hard to cement his place in the Blackpool starting XI.

The centre-half, who joined the Seasiders from Plymouth Argyle in the summer, hasn’t started a league game for a few weeks due to a change in system from a back three to a back four.

But, with Curtis Tilt suspended for Saturday’s match against Peterborough United, Edwards has an opportunity to work his way back into the starting fold.

“I’ve been out of the team for a bit and had to patient over the past few weeks,” Edwards said.

“The manager has spoken to me regularly over the past few weeks and I totally understand the reasons why, even thought I feel I’ve been unlucky. That’s football at the end of the day.

“You can’t just sit there and talk about it – you’ve got to keep training, work hard and back the lads on the day. I’ve hopefully got the opportunity against Peterborough now, to take my chance and keep my place in that starting line-up.”

Peterborough come into Saturday’s fixture as top scorers in the EFL, and Edwards is aware of the threats Posh pose.

“We’re obviously going to have be solid on Saturday coming up against the top scorers,” Edwards admitted.

“The front two have 11 goals each and Marcus Maddison, in the number ten role, has a fair few so we know we’ll have our work cut out on Saturday afternoon.

“Having said that, it’s not just about being defensive and shutting up shop. We’ve got to be on the front foot, be aggressive and score more goals. I’m confident if we do that and defend as well as I know we can, we’ll get the result we’re looking for on Saturday afternoon.”

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