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Husband: We Need To Expect The Unexpected This Season

28 December 2020

James Husband admits it’s been an unpredictable season so far, as the Seasiders prepare for their first match in ten days on Tuesday evening in a trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Blackpool’s last two matches against Sunderland and Rochdale have been postponed due to positive Coronavirus cases within opposition squads, and Husband admits the side are having to adapt to all of the uncertainty.

“There’s been lots of twists and turns to our routine this season, but we’re learning to adapt as time goes on,” he said.

“It was frustrating for the Rochdale match to be postponed the day before it was due to go ahead, but that shows how unpredictable things are at the moment. Everyone’s health remains the priority so we all need to do the right things.

“With the recent postponements, these matches will need to be rescheduled for mid-week, which does have an effect. It means there’s going to be a lot of matches in a short period of time again, but we’ll be ready for what’s on the horizon, starting with Tuesday’s visit to Shrewsbury.”

One thing which will help Blackpool’s cause as the matches come thick and fast is the size of the squad, and Husband admits this could be crucial come the end of the season.

“I think the Club planned really well earlier in the year in terms of how things might chop and change,” he said.

“A lot of players came in over the summer to help the squad push on, despite there being so much uncertainty. Everything has been planned for really well, and it’s now time for us as players to execute our gameplan and continue to climb the table. We’ve planned well for Tuesday’s match and we’re looking forward to getting back out onto the pitch again.”

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