Redshaw: Don’t be worried about being bottom

Blackpool's Jack Redshaw
Blackpool's Jack Redshaw
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Jack Redshaw insists fans shouldn’t be worried by Blackpool’s rock-bottom League One position.

Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Barnsley saw the Seasiders drop back to the foot of the table, having won just one of their eight league games.

Former Morecambe striker Redshaw came off the bench to inspire Pool’s comeback and he believes it’s only a matter of time before they climb the division.

Redshaw, who scored Saturday’s equaliser, said: “We are bottom of the league and I suppose the results don’t lie, but I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

“It’s early days and this team is growing. Once we start winning we will really kick on.

“I don’t think the win is far away. We are a new team and I think the turnaround is coming.

“We are all working really hard to improve and make the performances better. We’ll keep working hard until it’s put right.”

Saturday’s strike was Redshaw’s second since his £120,000 summer move from the Shrimps.

And although he has been named on the bench for the last three games, Saturday’s man-of-the-match second-half display has almost certainly earned Redshaw a starting place for this weekend’s trip to Shrewsbury.

He said of the draw with the Tykes: “It was a game of two halves, definitely.

“I think they were the better side in the first half and played some decent stuff, but in the second half the gaffer changed a few things. We wanted to attack and did it well.

“We got the goal early on and could easily have won. My only disappointment was that we didn’t get a second goal to win the game but I think it was a good point.”

Having previously played as a second striker alongside Mark Cullen, 24-year-old Redshaw was used in a much deeper role on Saturday and had the ball at his feet far more.

And that suited him, as he explained.

“I’ve played in the number 10 role before and I like playing there,” he said.

“If you can get in the hole and facing the defenders they struggle. I managed to get at their back four at few times. I think I managed to cause them a few problems.

“I’m only small, so anything in the air I probably won’t win. But if I can get the ball to my feet I think I have a lot to offer.

“In the hole you get a lot more time because you are difficult to pick up.”