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Ballard: We Enjoyed It

18 April 2021

Dan Ballard enjoyed the aerial battle of the game with Sunderland on Saturday, in the 1-0 win over the Black Cats.

The Seasiders made it 16 matches without defeat in the victory, with Ballard and the rest of the Blackpool backline able to shut out one of the league’s top scorers in Charlie Wyke throughout the match.

“It was a tough game, especially in the second half after we took the lead,” Ballard said.

“We had to do a lot of defending, but felt quite comfortable and enjoyed it. We’ve seen out leads already this season, so we knew the pressure was on to make sure we did that again. We probably didn’t have our best game on Saturday, and have played better this season and not picked up the win, so it’s about finding that right balance throughout the season.

“Personally, I really enjoyed the aerial battle out there. It’s always a good challenge every week to come up against different strikers, and you learn a great deal from that.

“Ultimately, the win and the unbeaten run shows that everyone sticks together and works extremely hard for each other in the dressing room. Everyone enjoys coming in every day, and it’s a brilliant place to be around.”


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