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Ward: Versatility Can Be Important

8 April 2021

Grant Ward feels his versatility within Blackpool’s midfield has been a benefit to his game throughout his career.

The 26-year-old joined the Seasiders in January 2020, primarily playing as a right winger, but has dropped deeper into the midfield alongside Kenny Dougall in recent weeks and impressed in the role.

“I think being comfortable playing in a few positions can be a good asset to have, and I think it’s furthered my career so far,” Ward said.

“Having players who can play in a number of positions can be really important to the squad, particularly at a time like this when you have so many matches over a short space of time. I enjoy playing out wide, but have also enjoyed playing in midfield recently. Chopping and changing across the midfield is something I’ve done throughout my career to date.

“Wherever I’m needed, I feel I can do a job, so I’ll happily slot in anywhere.”

With a trip to sixth placed Lincoln next up for Blackpool, Ward is hoping the side can continue their recent impressive form, and make amends from the home defeat to the Imps at the start of the season.

“We were all frustrated from the defeat at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, so it presents us with a good opportunity on Saturday,” he said.

“We know they’re a good team and they’re in a similar position in the league table to ourselves, so we’ll be looking to make our mark and hopefully put on another good display and pick up the three points.”

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