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Dougall: Enjoying My Time Here

10 February 2021

Kenny Dougall has revelaed he is enjoying his time at Blackpool, and is pleased to have gained so much game time so far this season after returning from an horrific injury.

The Australian midfielder player, who signed a two year deal with the Seasiders in October, suffered a broken leg whilst playing for Barnsley 18 months earlier. Since his return from the long-term injury, the 27-year-old has been one of the first names on the teamsheet for Neil Critchley.

“It’s great to be here and I’m loving my time at the Club,” Dougall said.

“Wherever you play, you want to get games under your belt and be involved as much as possible. With my recent injuries, I’ve not been able to do that, which was a tough period for me. But, now I’m back and really pleased to be involved at a Club like Blackpool.

“Working under Neil Critchley and the rest of the coaching staff is great. I think we’ve had some good results and a few frustrating results so far this season, but we’re in a good position to push for the play-off spots in the second half of the season. We need to improve in certain areas, but this is a young group, and we are constantly learning, meaning we will only get better as each game passes.”

Dougall was one of a number of new faces in the door at the Club in the summer, with Neil Critchley bringing in a wealth of new players to freshen up the team.

“I’ve settled in quite nicely since I’ve been here, and I think that’s down to the fact there were a number of new lads who joined in the summer too,” he said.

“The boys in the changing room are a great set of lads. The new lads, such as myself were welcomed really well when we joined which has made it much easier to settle and feel part of a strong group.

“Despite this being a typically young squad, there are more experienced players within the team such as Chris Maxwell, Kevin Stewart and James Husband. They’ve been involved a good few years now, and having those characters in the dressing room can really help the younger lads at times, which can only be beneficial to the team going forward.”


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