Perkins: One win and we’ll take off

David Perkins rides a challenge from Ipswich Town's Cole Skuse
David Perkins rides a challenge from Ipswich Town's Cole Skuse
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David Perkins is convinced there will be no stopping Blackpool as soon as they finally get a win.

The Seasiders’ 0-0 draw at Ipswich on Saturday earned them a third point in five games under Barry Ferguson but stretched their winless run to 15, despite another promising display.

Pool had chances to beat their promotion-chasing hosts and midfielder Perkins, who moved from Barnsley last month, is in no doubt about the quality of the squad he has joined.

He said: “We just need to get the first win. Once we get a win, we’ll be able to build on it.

“The longer Fergie gets on the training ground with us the better we’ll become. Everybody knows their job and what’s required of us.”

Perkins put in another all-action display at the heart of midfield for Pool, who remain 16th but are now nine points clear of the relegation zone.

And the 31-year-old feels it was a very decent result. “It was a tough game,” he said.

“I think we started brightly but in the second half the conditions got a bit tougher.

“All in all I enjoyed the game and it’s a point gained. It’s a tough place to come after a long drive down on Friday.

“Conditions weren’t the easiest but a clean sheet is always great.

“If we could have taken our chances in the first half, we’d maybe have gone in two or three nil up.

“We were a bit disappointed and then Ipswich came at us second half.

“I think both sides were committed and it was pretty much end-to-end, especially in the second half.”

Perkins, who hails from Heysham, is hoping his first win as a Seasider will come at the sixth attempt when Birmingham arrive at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

Signed just days before Paul Ince’s sacking, Perkins was left in the highly unusual position of never playing for the manager who signed him.

However, he is convinced the club’s fortunes are changing under Ferguson.

He said: “I only met Paul for maybe an hour because he was on his training course.

“It was a bit difficult but I had a chat with Fergie and he’s been top-drawer with me, so I’m just happy to be at Blackpool.

“That’s football and you get on with it. I’ve enjoyed my time here so far.

“I think we’ve been excellent at home. Against Doncaster and Nottingham Forest we were unlucky but you can’t just keep on saying that.

“ I’m convinced a win is just around the corner.”