Chris Maxwell believes the past few months have provided a good opportunity for players to develop their game, and feels the squad have come back hungrier than ever.
Maxwell, who turned 30 on Thursday, feels the squad is in good shape at this early stage of pre-season and is expecting big things for the campaign that lies ahead.
“It was a strange and difficult period for everyone during the lockdown,” he admitted.
“I think for footballers, it provided a good opportunity to improve and work on a few things and the lads here have all done that.
“The environment within the squad and the Club in general, particularly since we’ve come back, has been so positive. There is a great deal of ambition at the Club and I feel we will see that come to fruition in the coming months and years to come.”
Maxwell, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Seasiders in June, feels the Club has made real progress – both on and off the field – despite the challenges brought by Coronavirus and the resulting lockdown.
“We need to ensure we give ourselves the best possible chance of success this season, and the preparation the Club has made throughout lockdown, despite the challenges that have risen, has been first class.”
“There’s a good, strong culture that’s developing within the dressing room, which is all about winning. I’m confident in the team we have here, and feel once the games get back underway, we’ll be ready for anything that comes our way.”