Blackpool’s deadline day loan signing Taylor Moore says a temporary switch to Bloomfield Road is the ‘perfect fit’ for him.
The Bristol City defender became the Seasiders’ 12th and final new arrival of the window on Friday night, having featured 21 times in the Championship this season.
“I had a really good first half of the season, but the best option for me in the second-half of the season was to go out to a good League One club or Championship club and play as many games as possible. It’s the perfect fit for me,” the 22-year-old revealed.
The centre-back quickly endeared himself to the Blackpool fans when he made light of an own goal he scored here last season, which happened to be in the 96th minute of the homecoming match.
“Going back to that own goal, if you can’t make a joke of yourself, then who can? I definitely have to take that one on the chin and it’s something that I’ve learnt from,” he insisted.
“The fans can expect me to want the ball a lot as a centre-back and try to step in as much as possible to create play. I will also give 100 per cent no matter what the situation is or the result is. I’m really looking forward to bringing maybe something a bit different to this team.”
Ironically, that goal came in the colours of Southend United - the side he could now make his Blackpool debut against this weekend.
“It’s a game that I’m really looking forward to. It’s absolutely heart-breaking to see such a good club in such difficulty this season. I really enjoyed my time there last year and met some friends for life. It’ll be interesting to see many familiar faces on Saturday, but my main focus now is Blackpool and making sure that we climb up the table.
“When I spoke to the manager before coming here the ambition was very clear. No matter what kind of run we’ve been on, we need to flip it around going into the final stretch and last three months of the season.
“I definitely bought into everything the manager explained and if we can start with a win against Southend, I think we’ve got a very good chance of getting a few wins together and getting some momentum.”