New boy Harris ready to learn

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POOL new boy Bob Harris hopes to learn from fellow left-back Stephen Crainey... then steal his place in the team.

The defender, who arrived at Bloomfield Road three weeks ago from Scottish side Queen of the South, made his first start last night.

Harris said: “Crains has loads of experience and I’m looking to learn from him. He’s been in the game a long time, and if I can follow in his footsteps I’ll be doing well.

“I just have to keep working hard in training and hopefully I’ll eventually get my chance.

“I know it’s going to be tough with Crainey ahead of me, but it’s great to have the competition.”

“The step up is going to be hard work but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.

“I’m playing with much better players around me but it’s going to be difficult to break into the team.

“But that’s the target I’ve set myself and I’ll only get better from now on.”

Harris is one of the growing band of Scottish players in Pool’s squad.

And the 23-year-old says that is helping him settle in ... as well as improving the banter around the club.

Harris added: “There are four or five of us here now, along with Stephen McPhee the coach. The banter between us and the English lads in training is good.”

“I’m still looking for somewhere to live. I think I’ll end up in Lytham, where most of the lads live, so it will be good to be close to everyone.”

While he doesn’t expect to make quite the impact Charlie Adam did on moving south of the border, Harris hopes he can do well.

He said: “Charlie Adam came down to England with a lot to prove and he’s done really well for himself.

“Obviously I’d like to emulate what he has done but I’ll be taking it one step at a time. My first target is to break into the Blackpool team, do well and see where it takes me from there.”