LATEST signing Scott Robertson has the perfect role model when it comes to being a success at Bloomfeld Road.
The 26-year-old was in the same class at school as Charlie Adam.
Robertson joined the Seasiders from Scottish Premier League side Dundee United on Friday and played in the 2-1 win at Wrexham the following day.
And after scoring Pool’s winner at the Racecourse, Robertson told The Gazette he’s delighted to be at Blackpool.
Robertson revealed: “The Scottish connection with Blackpool means I’ve followed their results over the past couple of seasons.
“Obviously it’s an exciting league to watch as well, so I watched quite a few of Blackpool’s games last season.
“It’s good to be part of it. To come to England was always my aspiration.
“I’ve seen a lot of players leave Dundee United over the past two years, come down here and do really well, so I wanted to give it a go. I’ve managed to get one of the better teams in the Championship, so hopefully we can kick on and go one better than we did last season.”
Robertson has two Scotland caps and turned down a three-year offer at Dundee United to sign for the Seasiders.
As for schoolboy connection with Adam, he said: “I was in the same class as Charlie at school. We played at schoolboy select level together, so I know him quite well.
“He achieved a lot with Blackpool and I’d love to do the same.”
The midfielder played the first half on Saturday and topped off a decent performance with a goal on just before the break.
He said: “I enjoyed it. We passed the ball really well, even though it was hard with the pitch being so sticky.
“We didn’t create too many chances in the first half but we won, so we are happy.
“I’d say I’m a little bit behind everyone in terms of fitness. I didn’t feel sharp at all.
“You only get sharpness by playing games, so I’m happy to be here and doing that.
“I won the ball high up the pitch for Kev (Phillips) to win the penalty for the the first goal, then I scored the second, so I’m really pleased.”
Robertson was one of three players making their Pool bow on Saturday, along with Tiago Gomes and Isaiah Osbourne.
Assistant manager Steve Thompson took charge at Wrexham, with Ian Holloway otherwise engaged at a family wedding, and he believes the run-out will have benefited all three.
Thompson said: “The system the gaffer wants them to play is all new to them, so it was a case of bedding them in slowly.
“Saturday’s game would have done them all good.
“It gives them a chance to settle in at the club and see what everyone is about.
“The new signings looked good and we are looking forward to seeing what they can do.”