Chris Basham believes the Seasiders got “stronger and stronger” under manager Paul Ince and thinks that can continue next season.
Like the rest of the squad, the 24-year-old has been given a summer training programme to follow and is impressed by manager Ince’s “scientific” approach.
But first and foremost the midfielder is delighted to have had his contract extended a further 12 months, having spent the past three seasons at Bloomfield Road following a move from Bolton.
Basham said: “I’m very delighted and happy to be staying because it’s something that I wanted.
“Things have gone well for me this season because I’ve played a lot of football.
“I’ve never played so much in a season in my career so it’s been good and the season has gone like a flash.
“I’ve really enjoyed playing week in, week out and getting a chance in the team.”
Basham made 28 appearances for the Tangerines last season, more than he had totalled in the previous two seasons combined, scoring his only goal of the campaign in the Christmas defeat at Middlesbrough.
And it has made him more excited than ever about the coming pre-season.
He explained: “We’ve got a training programme this year that we’ve got to keep up with and that’s a big progression.
“I think the manager is also looking at the scientific parts of things so that we get things sorted early doors.
“The manager is also going to work on individual things as well as team things.
“I just want to keep going and be a big part of our success next season, carrying on from my experiences this season at Blackpool.”
Pool are still in negotiations to retain the services of seven members of last season’s squad, but Basham’s main aim is to see the club maintain the momentum with which they finished the campaign.
“We got stronger and stronger as the season progressed so hopefully we can start the new season how we finished this one,” he said.
“We just need to get a few wins straight away.”