Blackpool's players will be confident rather than arrogant

Neil Critchley says he doesn’t expect arrogance or complacency to be an issue with his Blackpool players.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 8:00 am

The Seasiders are absolutely flying and are League One’s form side on a 13-game unbeaten run.

Pool’s six-point haul over Easter has left them in fifth place, four points clear of Charlton Athletic in seventh with a game.

Head coach Critchley said: “I get a good feeling about the group, I really do. Winning breeds confidence and the players are confident.

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“We’ve looked like a good football team in the last few games both in and out of possession, which we’ve worked hard to improve.

“With the type of people we’ve got in the group, I don’t sense any arrogance, I don’t sense any complacency.

“It’s important we keep those characteristics in the next few games because the league is so tight, it’s so competitive and there are so many teams fighting for promotion.

Blackpool take on sixth-placed Lincoln City at Sincil Bank tomorrow, with the Imps dropping away from the automatic promotion places following a run of just two wins in 13.

Michael Appleton’s side have had an unscheduled two-week break, after being forced to postpone their Easter games due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

The Seasiders will be looking to claim a sixth straight away victory and have not conceded in seven-and-a-half hours of football on their travels.

Asked if there’s a sense of excitement among his squad, Critchley said: “I just feel there’s a sense of ,‘Look what we could achieve...’

“But it’s the belief in the group and in each other that I feel in the dressing room.

“The collective feeling is getting stronger all the time – the belief in each other, in the messages, in how we’re going to play certain games.

“Because they’re getting success, that collective belief among the whole group – staff and players – only becomes stronger.”

Blackpool have no fresh injury concerns. Kevin Stewart (ankle), Keshi Anderson (hamstring) and Gary Madine (groin) are making good progress.

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