Alex Baptiste baffled by inconsistent Blackpool

Alex Baptiste
Baptiste joined Blackpool from Mansfield in 2008

Midfielder Alex Baptiste admits he is struggling to pinpoint the reasons for Blackpool's early season inconsistency.

The Seasiders lost at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and have won just two of their last seven games in the Championship.

"Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday games is when we struggle," the 25-year-old told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We need to look at ourselves because it seems we are shooting ourselves in the foot every single week."

Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Blackpool are 11th after 13 games - but are only three points outside the play off places.

Baptiste added:"I just don't think we get going in certain games. It's something we've got to put right."

Speaking to the club's official websiteexternal-link, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston made it clear he has full confidence in manager Ian Holloway.

"We are back in a division that is tougher than ever, and the manager needs time and support to build huis squad and doesn't need a minority of supporters having a go at him and his team, it does nobody any favours," he said.