Consistency is the key, says Basham

Blackpool's Chris Basham
Blackpool's Chris Basham
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CHRIS Basham thinks it’s time Pool brought some consistency to their game, starting tonight against Leeds.

The Seasiders travel to Elland Road for their first game under new manager Paul Ince.

They are looking to bounce back after a poor 1-0 defeat against Ipswich on Saturday.

And midfield man Basham hopes tonight is the night.

“Hopefully we can go and get a win we deserve,” said the former Bolton man.

“We need to carry on what we’ve been doing and the wins will come.

“It’s getting annoying that we are winning one game, then losing two.

“We need consistency in the team.

“We have some unbelievable talent in the dressing room.

“I look around the pitch and think we should be beating these teams we are losing to.

“Now we are looking over our shoulders again when really we should be looking forward.”

Blackpool had a memorable 5-0 win on their last visit to Elland Road last year, although Basham wasn’t involved.

The 24-year-old has made 18 appearances this season after being left in the cold by Ian Holloway.

And he’s keen on making up for lost time. He said: “I’ve always wanted to go and play at Elland Road, I’ve never played there before.

“It’s an exciting one for all the players.

“It’s important we get a win tonight.

“I don’t like saying it, but Saturday was a game of two halves.

“We played really well in the first half and went in having created plenty of chances, we could have been 3-0 up.

“We then came out after the break and they got a goal straight away.

“They played it over the top and Michael Chopra showed his instinct, that’s what he does, scores goals.

“I felt there wasn’t much to say at half-time as we were doing really well.

“But obviously it’s a 90 minute game and we came out, went a goal down and struggled from there.

“I thought we at least deserved a draw on Saturday.”

Ince was unveiled as Pool’s third boss of the season on Monday night, hoping to last longer than the 65 days spent at Bloomfield Road by previous boss Michael Appleton.

“Paul Ince was announced and that’s great,” added Basham.

“I’m sure it will do all of us the world of good. Blackpool are a Championship side which has just got relegated from the Premier League - it shouldn’t be like this.

“I’m looking forward to to working with the new man.”

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