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Grayson: The Group Is Continuing To Develop

Manager Insists The Squad Will Get Stronger Throughout Season

24 October 2019

Simon Grayson believes the current squad hasn’t reached it’s potential yet, and insists that changes don’t happen overnight.

The Seasiders take on midtable Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, and despite being in the hot seat at Bloomfield Road for a few months now, the Manager still expects his team to develop further and take on fresh ideas.

“We’ve been here a few months, but it still takes time to develop and get the best out of your group,” he said.

“You look at some of the teams around us in the table, such as Wycombe from Tuesday night, and they’ve been together a long time and are now reaping the benefits being so high in the league table.

“Having said that, we know we’ve got to learn quickly and adapt to situations that arise throughout the season. We know we’ve got to be better in both the boxes and be more ruthless when going forward.

“We’ve been going ok over the last few weeks, and it’s just about finding that ruthless streak again.”

Injuries and international call-ups have been a headache lately for Grayson, but with Sullay Kaikai, Nathan Delfouneso and Jordan Thompson all managing close to a full 90 minutes in midweek, the manager is pleased to have a near fully-fit squad ready for the trip to Burton.

“The majority are fit and available for Saturday, which is good to see. The only one who is likely to miss out is Nick Anderton, who took a knock in training on Thursday.

“Ultimately, the rest of the lads are in good shape and ready to go on Saturday.”

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