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Everton fullback Coleman enjoying experience at Blackpool

Everton fullback Seamus Coleman is happy with his progress on-loan at Blackpool.

The young Irishman is confident the experience will help him when he returns to Goodison Park.

"I did okay in my first game against Crystal Palace and then the Swansea game was as good as I can remember playing and it did my confidence a lot of good," Coleman said.

"It's also a good test of my stamina. In the Palace game I was tired after 80 minutes, but I was a lot fitter against Swansea, and that means better control and touch right to the end. There are a lot of advantages to being match-fit.

"At the start of the season I wouldn't have expected to play seven times for Everton, and now I'm delighted to get more games with Blackpool.

"I wanted to get out on loan, but the final decision was the manager's. I don't know what his thinking was, but I was told about Blackpool and I couldn't wait to get some games."

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