Robertson: Home wins vital to Blackpool’s hopes

Clark Robertson
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Clark Robertson believes Blackpool are currently playing their best football of the season but the defender knows it won’t mean anything if they don’t string together some more wins.

The Seasiders’ unbeaten run was extended to six games at the weekend with a 0-0 draw at fellow play-off hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers.

It could have been even better for Gary Bowyer’s men had Brad Potts not seen his late penalty saved, but Robertson said he was satisfied with the result.

“It was a good point in the end,” the Scot said. “You know what you’re going to get there because they’re a big, physical team.

“They’re always going to chuck the ball up to Adebayo Akinfenwa and play for second balls, but I think we dealt with it well.

“We tracked the runners and did the dirty side of it, which we’re more than capable of doing.

“Akinfenwa is a handful and you know he’s probably going to win most of his headers. But I thought we dealt with it perfectly.”

The games don’t get any easier for Pool, who return to Bloomfield Road tonight to face a Stevenage side who are seven points ahead of them in fourth.

The Seasiders are now only three points off that all-important seventh spot, with 10 games remaining.

When asked if Blackpool are currently playing their best football of the season, Robertson replied: “I think we are.

“That’s six unbeaten now and we’re picking up a few clean sheets away from home, which is always good.

“There’s still more to come from us. We could have easily won the game but we have to focus on Tuesday now.

“We’re on a good run just now but we have to take each game as it comes. We probably need to win on Tuesday night because we know we have to win our home games.”

The 22-year-old revealed the Blackpool players rallied around Potts in the changing room after the midfielder saw his 87th-minute penalty well saved by Wycombe goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

Robertson added: “It was a great performance from Brad but anyone can miss a penalty.

“All the lads were around him in the dressing room and I’m sure he’ll be fine. He’ll get on with it and go again.”