They have scored the most goals from outside the box so far across the divisions and one of Blackpool’s screamer scorers, Ollie Turton, admits they enjoy long-range target practice at Squires Gate.
Turton netted in the Seasiders’ 3-3 draw with Doncaster last month and, after back-to-back 3-1 wins over Oxford and Plymouth, Blackpool head to Bristol Rovers full of confidence.
And though the goals are flowing from outside the box, the right-back says the Seasiders still need to be clinical from close range.
Turton says Pool’s players will be getting their long-range radars tuned in once again on the training pitch.
He said: “The lads practice them on a Friday and have a bit of competition and that.
“The lads can all hit a ball, so it is good they are all going in!
“We’ve been having a lot of chances in and around the box too; we have got to make sure we are putting them in and being ruthless against teams.
“A lot of the games we have played we could have scored a lot more goals – like the ones in the box – so that is where we can pick up easier goals.”
Turton was one of several new players to arrive at Bloomfield Road after joining on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra.
Despite the mass influx he is not surprised they have gelled as they are unbeaten in seven and have a 17-point tally from eight league games.
Turton said: “It has been great, we have had a really good start.
“We’ve been playing well as a team, let’s hope we can carry it on.
“They are a good bunch of lads as well and I feel you can see on the pitch how we are together.”