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Yates: We Can Do Something Special This Season

29 September 2020

Jerry Yates believes the Blackpool squad have the potential to achieve something special this season, with the summer signing determined to fire the Club in the right direction.

The Seasiders fell to defeat against Gillingham last weekend, with Dominic Samuel’s brace succumbing Neil Critchley’s men to their second defeat of the season. Despite this, Yates, who put pen to paper at Bloomfield Road this summer, insists the Club are confident of turning their fortunes around and adding consistency to their game.

“We’ve got a bunch of really talented players here that have the potential to achieve something special this season,” Yates said.

“The staff have been unbelievable with me since I first arrived, there’s a real good feel factor around the Club. I'm determined to help us turn that into victories and make sure we climb the table.

“I think we’re on the right path. I came here to help the Club achieve their ambitions and work towards promotion this season, but it’s important we stay grounded and take each game as it comes.”

The 23-year-old also reflected on playing in front of the Blackpool fans at Bloomfield Road for the first time against his former club Swindon Town, admitting it gave the squad a massive boost.

“It was a great feeling for them to be back and create that kind of atmosphere. I want to do well for them this season and give them my all,” Yates continued.

“For me personally, I prefer playing in front of the fans. I get a real buzz out of it and it gives me a confidence boost, so hopefully we can have them back soon.

Yates also sung the praises of Neil Critchley ahead of Saturday’s visit of Lincoln City, with the striker targeting a return to winning ways on Saturday.

“He’s great to work with. He’s filled me with so much confidence.

“All the lads love working with him and taking on board his ideas and what he’s trying to implement, so hopefully we can get back to winning ways this weekend.

“It’ll be a tough game, but we need to focus on ourselves. If we can perform to our maximum then there’s no reason why we can’t beat any team in the Division this season.”

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