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Ekpiteta: Want To Keep Improving

14 October 2020

Blackpool defender Marvin Ekpiteta admitted he is learning every week, with the defender targeting a return to winning ways ahead of the Seasiders' trip to Crewe Alexandra this weekend..

Ekpiteta, who joined Blackpool in July 2020, made over 50 appearances for Leyton Orient in a two year spell with the O’s, before signing for the Seasiders and making an impressive start to life at Bloomfield Road, playing every minute so far this season.

“It’s been really good. I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far, it’s a nice change and I was ready for that step up and Blackpool was the perfect platform to allow me to do that,” he said.

“Everyone’s been really welcoming since I first arrived at the Club. All the lads are of a similar age and get on well, which is massively important. Even the new lads that come in, we want to come together as one close unit and have that togetherness on and off the pitch. It’s all been really positive so far.”

With the Seasiders experiencing a difficult start to the 20/21 season, Ekpiteta admits the performances have been encouraging and their hard work will pay dividends sooner rather than later.

“The performances have been there, we’ve been playing really well,” he said.

“It’s hard to put a finger on what’s gone wrong. We’re dominating most of the games we’ve been involved in so it’s difficult to take. I think we’re learning as a group all the time, but we know this league is very demanding and intense, so the sooner we start picking up points the better.

We need to keep on doing what we’re doing,” he continued.

“It’ll click and the luck will come our way. I think a lot of things aren’t going our way at the moment, we’re defending well but the teams we’ve played have scored every shot they’ve had on target. Once we get that slice of luck and start to be clinical at the other end of the pitch, then I’m sure we’ll be a tough team to play against this season.

“The gaffer is trying to build a certain style here. It’s something new for me, but I’m really enjoying it and always feel that I’m learning something new every day. That’s what I want to do, I want to keep getting better and improving every week.

“It’s important that we keep believing in ourselves, put the last few games behind us and look to build some positive form that can push us up the table.”

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