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Rae: We are progressing well

Assistant manager Alex Rae is happy to see Blackpool defying pre-season expectations after 10 games of the Sky Bet Championship season.

Last Updated: 02/10/13 at 16:06 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Championship Promotion 13/14 Promotion: Blackpool 0/0

Alex Rae (l): Happy with Blackpool's start

Alex Rae (l): Happy with Blackpool's start

With a thread-bare squad and limited funds, the Seasiders were tipped for a season of struggle in the lower reaches of the second tier.

Yet they found themselves at the table's summit earlier on in the campaign and despite a current four-game winless streak, Paul Ince's side are still positioned in the play-offs.

"We were one of the favourites to go down so the start we've had we're delighted with," said Rae.

"We've got 19 points now which is a terrific start for us.

"The first 10 games is usually a good yardstick and the good thing is we keep putting points on the board even if we're not playing great and we're dominating games; we're still managing to nick something which is a good attribute."

Blackpool began October with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Bolton at Bloomfield Road, where they remain unbeaten this term.

Rae added: "You look at the way they defended for their life, which is important going forward for the club.

"It's a good foundation, we're hopeful we can get a few more opportunities."

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