Games can’t come quickly enough for Blackpool’s Vassell

Kyle Vassell
Kyle Vassell
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Blackpool’s man of the moment Kyle Vassell says he can’t wait for the fixtures to come “thick and fast” as the Seasiders look to build on their good form.

Spirits are high among the Blackpool squad after they extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 4-0 home thrashing of Notts County last weekend.

The win left the ninth-placed Seasiders just one point from the League Two play-off zone and striker Vassell, whose impressive brace against the Magpies took him to 10 goals for the season, says he can’t wait to get stuck into three games in eight days.

Pool head to Leyton Orient on Saturday before a midweek trip to Mansfield and Newport County’s visit to Bloomfield Road the following weekend.

Vassell said: “Now we’ve got to go Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, and our task for the rest of the month is to keep going and keep playing like we did last weekend.

“First of all, we need to go out on Saturday and do exactly the same thing as we did against County.

“We get a little rest this week but I enjoy midweek games. I enjoy them coming thick and fast.”

The Seasiders have scored eight goals in their last two home games in League Two but haven’t won on the road since securing all three points at Yeovil at the start of September.

Blackpool have struggled in recent away fixtures but Vassell insists the points will come.

The 23-year-old added: “There are big characters in the changing room, with plenty of experience, and they have made sure the younger lads, like myself, keep going after a disappointment.

“We were disappointed after the 2-2 draw at Cheltenham and that’s the right way to be.

“The gaffer wants us to pick up more points on the road and we know we should.”

Only four players have scored more than Vassell in League Two, but the former Peterborough man insists he has no target to reach and would rather concentrate on giving his all for the team.

“I have little things that I try to tick off and I work hard to achieve those,” he said.

“But I don’t set myself big goals or big targets. I just work hard to try to improve every day.”