Fleetwood Town youngster hopes hard work will pay off with selection against Blackpool

Harrison Holgate is hoping to appear in his first Fylde coast clash with Blackpool tomorrow after impressing in Fleetwood Town’s win against Gillingham on Tuesday.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Holgate was restored to the starting XI and played in the back three alongside James Hill and Callum Connolly.

The 20-year-old has made seven League One appearances under Simon Grayson but has had to be patient at times, going away to work on his game before earning his place back in the side.

Holgate said: “I feel I’ve been doing well in the games, though I could have defended better from set-pieces in the games before I came out of the team. I came out, had the rest and put the work in on the training ground.

Fleetwood Town defender Harrison Holgate Picture: Mark Fletcher/PRiME Media Images Limited

“I’ve never played in a first-team derby, so it will be massive if I can play in that.

“The main thing is that the team is coming off three wins and three very solid performances. We just need to take that confidence into the game and hopefully get the win.”

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