Monks: It Was Great To Be Back Involved

After not being in the side for two months, Charlie Monks says it felt great to be back out there on the pitch for the youth team.

The defence is a key part in every football team but it is the back four that gets John Murphy’s side going forward and Monks is always a key part to the team.

Against Shrewsbury on Saturday, Monks commanded his goal well and it was always going to be a tough task with the attacking mentality Shrewsbury had going forward. 

“They certainly went for it a lot especially during the first half out to their left wing.”

Shrewsbury kept playing a diagonal ball across to the left and it was good work from Monks guiding the defence round the pitch.

Talking about the way Blackpool play, Monks said: “We like to play from the back and we stuck to that game plan even when we had the set back.

“I think I kicked long two or three times all game so that shows that the back five are the platform we play from.”

The defence doesn’t always get the credit for wins but to not concede a third and to stay in the game and eventually win it shows that Monks and the back four grafted.

“I am training well and nothing replicates a competitive match situation.

Monks was injured and when fit, being involved with the first team, his place in the 19s squad had been taken up by Alec McLachlan so Monks felt good to be back in the team last weekend.

Looking ahead to the next game, Monks said: “if I am selected myself and the rest of the boys will prepare as we always do.

We’ll train hard all week, work on our patterns of play and look to impose them on Oldham.”

By Callum Insull

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