Simon Grayson admits his Blackpool side will show Saturday’s visitors, Peterborough United, the respect they deserve.
Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough are the leading scorers in the top four divisions of English football coming into Saturday’s game, with a front three of Ivan Toney, Mo Eisa and Marcus Maddison scoring 30 goals between them already this campaign.
Looking ahead to the match at Bloomfield Road, Grayson insists his side will show the visitors respect whilst also look to dominate the opposition and nullify the threats they pose.
“Peterborough deserve a lot of respect for how they’ve started the season,” Grayson said.
“They’re the leading scorers in the top four divisions for a reason, and that’s down to the talented front three of Toney, Eisa and Maddison.
“Having said that, I watched their game last week against Coventry and they asked a lot of questions of Peterborough. I felt Coventry dominated the first half in particular, so we’ve got to ensure we play our own game just as much trying to stifle their front three. If we do that, we’ll give ourselves a good chance of claiming the three points.”
Coming into Saturday’s game, the Seasiders occupy ninth position in the table after 15 games. Despite only losing three league matches this season, Grayson admits there have been too many draws at this stage of the season.
“We’ve only lost three league games this season, but seven draws is too many,” Grayson said.
“We’ve been trying to rectify this over the past few weeks, and ensure we go that extra yard and be more ruthless in both boxes.
“There is still a long way to go and we’re doing the right things to ensure we get the victories required to push us up the league table – starting with Saturday against Peterborough United.”