The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Isaac Wil­liam

CRAIG Cath­cart has re­vealed he’s learnt a thing or two from young­ster Har­ri­son McGa­hey in the Black­pool de­fence.

The cen­tre-back pair­ing have gelled for the Seasiders in re­cent weeks, con­ced­ing just two goals in three matches prior to this weekend.

The 18-year-old McGa­hey has ex­celled since be­ing thrown into the Seasiders rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle and Cath­cart be­lieves he has also raised his game as a re­sult.

“I’ve had to take a bit more ini­tia­tive be­cause he is in­ex­pe­ri­enced at this level,” said Cath­cart.

“You have to talk him through the game a bit, but Har­ri­son has come in and made things a bit eas­ier to be hon­est.

“He has been a credit to him­self. He hasn’t looked out of place at all, he has come in, been com­fort­able and com­posed, and he has def­i­nitely helped us along the way.

“He is a con­fi­dent lad, he says the right things when he needs to.

“He has good abil­ity, it was just whether the time was right putting him in, but ob­vi­ously the coach­ing staff made the de­ci­sion to put him in and it has paid off.”

IM­PRESSED: Craig Cath­cart

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