Lundstram: You haven’t seen the best of me

John Lundstram
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John Lundstram admits his form has been disappointing and he promises Blackpool fans there’s much more to come from him.

The Everton midfielder has been a virtual ever-present since joining the Seasiders on a season-long loan days before the campaign began.

But despite showing real improvement in recent weeks and turning in his best performance yet in the win over Cardiff a fortnight ago, the 20-year-old isn’t too happy with his displays.

Lundstram told The Gazette: “I don’t think I’ve been anywhere near as good as I should have been so far. I’ve not been happy with my performances at all.

“Cardiff was probably a little glimpse of what I can do. I’m hoping to go on a good run now and show what I can do.”

Lundstram arrived at a time the club was in chaos, with manager Jose Riga having to build a whole squad in barely two weeks.

The upshot was the worst start in the club’s history but the Liverpudlian is convinced a turnaround is taking pace.

He added: “I don’t think I could have had a much more difficult start to life at a new club than I did here.

“I had a really good feeling about coming to Blackpool. I thought we’d surprise everyone and really hit the ground running.

“It wasn’t to be but I think we are starting to gel now and things are much better. It’s not been easy for any of the lads to come into a brand new team.

“But I think we can all do a lot better, individually and as a team. We haven’t kept the ball as much as we’d have liked in a lot of the games but I’m sure that will come.

“The last two games were a real confidence-booster for us all. We have some points on the board now.

“Hopefully we can keep this little unbeaten run going now. Things are much better than they were during the last international break here, and this little break have been nice.”

Pool travel to Huddersfield on Saturday having climbed off the bottom of the Championship with four points in two games.

And Lundstram, whose performances have been watched by parent club Everton, says Bloomfield Road is a much better place to be around now.

“After the game against Cardiff everyone was over the moon in the dressing room and the spirits were really high,” he said.

“Everyone’s been in during the break and the training has been quality. The spirit has been lifted.

“I believe Everton have been watching every game. That’s good but I don’t think I’ve done as well as I should. Hopefully it will improve. We need as many points as possible on the board.”