On-loan Wolves man Connor Ronan on his start to life at Blackpool, playing out of position and tonight's game against Gillingham
Connor Ronan is enjoying life in the Blackpool team even though it means playing slightly out of position.
The on-loan Wolverhampton Wanderers man delivered a Man of the Match display in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Southend United on what was his home debut.
The 21-year-old, a recent January addition, is naturally a central midfielder but manager Simon Grayson currently has him playing slightly to the left of Blackpool’s four-man midfield.
“It’s not obviously my natural position out on the left but if the manager asks you to play in a position then you’ll play it,” Ronan told The Gazette.
“I don’t really see it as an out-and-out winger’s role anyway because Marc Bola likes to get forward from full-back.
“That gives me the license to roam inside a little bit, which I like to do. That can trouble the defence.
“He likes to get up and down the wing, that’s just natural for him, and me being more of a central player it’s natural for me to drift inside.
“That works hand-in-hand with each other.
“I enjoyed the role and hopefully we can keep playing like we did against Southend at the weekend.”
Another player Ronan has linked up well with in the early stages of his loan spell is fellow midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
Like Ronan, Dewsbury-Hall was a recent January transfer window arrival, signing on loan from Leicester City.
“He came in just a week after me and I think we play well together on the pitch,” Ronan added.
“But we’re playing well with everyone because games like the one on Saturday everyone was trying to get on the ball and try and be that player to make something happen.
“I’m enjoying playing with Kiernan at the minute but everyone is playing their part.”
The Seasiders now have little time to recover ahead of tonight’s game against Gillingham, where Grayson’s men will be looking to make it back-to-back wins.
“That’s the good thing,” Ronan said.
“When you’ve been in the form that we have been then we needed that first win. Now we’ve got that first win the games continue to come thick and fast and you start to look forward to the games a bit more.
“The next game on Tuesday, we’ll just look to get that win again and try and get that momentum going.
“After a win you just look to the next game, wherever that may be, irrespective of whether you have a week to recover or a couple of days.
“You just get on with it, so we’re just looking ahead to Tuesday now where hopefully we can get another three points.
“We’ve had a few away games recently. I’ve been here three weeks now and it’s obviously taken me three weeks for me to make my home debut.
“Now the next four or five games, we have a few at home so that’s a chance for us to get that momentum going to help us climb up the table.”