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Getting To Know: Marvin Ekpiteta

21 December 2020

Marvin Ekpiteta has been a consistent performer for the Seasiders since his move to Bloomfield Road in the summer, racking up 21 appearances so far this season.

The ex-Leyton Orient man discusses all about his career to date...

Tell us about your career so far…

I started off as a scholar at Oxford United, where I stayed for about three years. I then dropped down to part-time football for about three and a half years, after which I was picked up by Leyton Orient. I stayed there for two years, during which I won promotion back to the Football League with the Club in 2019, and now I’m here at Blackpool.

Who is your football idol?

It has to be Rio Ferdiand. He’s quick, athletic, he can play with the ball at his feet and was an all round great defender.

What’s the best thing about being a footballer?

Just training every day with the good group we have here. It’s something I really enjoy.

Best player you’ve played with?

It would have to be Jobi McAnuff when I was at Leyton Orient. He’s a real leader, set’s a good example and I looked up to him during my time there.

What do you do in your downtime?

I’ve got a little daughter now, so she keeps me busy during the times I’m not at games.

Night in or night out?

It would have to be a night in now!

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