Longstaff's dual targets for Blackpool season

Blackpool's on-loan midfielder Sean Longstaff has two aims for his spell at Bloomfield Road: play as often as possible and help the club succeed in League One.

Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:29 pm
Sean Longstaff

The Newcastle United loanee earned the club their first points of the season with the winning goal on his Football League debut in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of MK Dons. On loan at Bloomfield Road until January 6, the 19-year-old has made a big impression in his two appearances this season.

“I think it’s about playing games and playing well,” Longstaff said of the move.

“Hopefully the people at Newcastle will take note and I can help Blackpool get back to where they were a couple of years ago.

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“It’s all about playing games and winning games. I can’t think about whether Newcastle are watching me in games or not. What it’s about is performing every week and being as consistent as possible.”

Gary Bowyer’s team are deploying a passing style this season and Longstaff believes it suits him down to the ground.

He also admitted that the settling-in process has been made easier by the reception from his new team-mates.

“I’ve really enjoyed it so far,” he said. “I’ve only played the two games but the way we’re playing helps me. I was a bit nervous coming here from Newcastle but the lads have made it easy for me to settle in.

“Playing Academy football with Newcastle was good but in those games the result doesn’t matter – but it matters at this level.

“When I was assessing my options for a loan move, the way we play was the reason I came.

“With the way we keep the ball moving I think we’re a dangerous team.”