Nyron: We all have point to prove here

Blackpool's Nyron Nosworthy signs the back of the Blackpool mascot's shirt
Blackpool's Nyron Nosworthy signs the back of the Blackpool mascot's shirt
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Nyron: We all have point to prove here

Seven of Lee Clark’s starting XI for last Saturday’s draw at Rotherham have been at Bloomfield Road for less than a month, many of them having been without a club since the summer.

And although rebuilding a squad midway through the season when 10 points adrift from Championship safety may not sound ideal, experienced defender Nosworthy feels it could work in Pool’s favour.

The 34-year-old said: “Everyone has a point to prove here. We are all at a point in our careers when we can still do a job and perform at a high level.

“Everyone has come together here and I think it’s a good group now.

“I think there’s more than enough quality for us to get out of this position.

“The Championship is one of the hardest leagues in the world but I think there’s enough experience in our dressing room. We just need to gain confidence now.

“The more we play together the results will turn, and sooner rather than later.

“If we stick together and keep trying to do the right things, then something will happen for us.”

Nosworthy has joined Pool on a short-term deal until January and made his debut in the 1-1 draw against the Millers.

Many supporters were disappointed to take just a point from the New York Stadium but Nosworthy doesn’t agree.

He said: “All the points are going to count for us. That was a massive point.

“If we can pick up points on the road and win our home games, then hopefully we’ll be able to shorten the gap quickly.

“If we can do that we will start to put pressure on the teams above us, and then there’s no reason why we can’t get safe.”

Blackpool’s chances of taking anything from the game looked slim when Jordan Bowery put Rotherham ahead with just 12 minutes to play, but a howler from home keeper Adam Collin allowed Steven Davies to pinch a point.

And Jamaica international Nosworthy believes Pool deserved their stroke of good fortune.

He added: “They scored when we were on top, so we probably needed that bit of luck.

“Luckily Steve kept his head and managed to finish it. We deserved a point at least.”