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Garbutt: I Want More Goals and Assists

Left-Back Targets Further Improvements

17 March 2021

Luke Garbutt is targeting more goals and assists in a Blackpool shirt after finding the net for the first time against Burton Albion.

The left-back, who hit a 64th minute equaliser in the game, is determined to get forward more often and provide valuable contributions for the team.

“It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do more of,” Garbutt said. “When I’m playing full-back, I like to get forward, provide assists and get a few goals. It’s something that I really want to push on with between now and the end of the season.”

That goal from Garbutt came on the back of a much-improved second-half display at Bloomfield Road, which on another night could have ended up with all three points.

“In the first 25 minutes we were slow to get out of the traps, really. I think Burton played really well in terms of putting the ball in certain areas and putting a lot of long throw-ins and corner kicks into our box. We struggled to deal with that a little bit, but after half an hour we grew into the game and finished the half strong,” he admitted.

“In the second-half, we totally dominated the game and should have really got the three points in the end.”

The result ensured that Blackpool extended an unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One to eight matches, though a desire remains to be winning more frequently.   

“There’s a little bit of frustration in the camp, especially with the draws at home recently. We want to be getting maximum points from those games, and I think in a lot of them we’ve deserved to get the three points. It’s just that extra little bit of drive and determination to put the ball in the back of the net that is going to obviously help us move up the table and achieve things this season,” Garbutt added.

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