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Coleman's Seaside Inspiration

Seamus Coleman is keen to capitalise on Saturday.

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Seamus Coleman is hopeful that the Blackpool-factor could help Everton in their quest for goals when Norwich visit Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Blues go into their first competitive encounter with the Canaries for almost seven years having found goals hard to come by on home soil.

Indeed, David Moyes' men have enjoyed more success in front of goal away from home, netting eight times on the road and seven times at Goodison.

But Coleman suggests the brave approach to life in the Premier League adopted by Paul Lambert and his men is something that Everton will hope to use to their advantage.

He explained to evertontv: "A couple of teams may look at the way Blackpool approached the Premier League and take inspiration from that. They took a view that if the other teams score two we will try and score three.

"The teams that have come up this season haven't really sat back, they have gone for the wins. And maybe Blackpool have given them the inspiration to do that.

"I've seen a bit of Norwich and I think they've done great since they came up. They've taken it in their stride and are playing the way they did last season, which is good to see. It definitely won't be an easy game, it will be tough but we will be hoping to win.

"If a team goes for it, then there are always going to be chances with spaces being left at the back. In these games you have to break these teams down and we will be hoping to do that."

Everton's clash with Blackpool at Goodison last term backs up Coleman's point, with the Blues eventually sealing the three points in a 5-3 thriller which proved to be one of the most memorable contests of the 2010/11 campaign.

Having been involved in Blackpool's promotion-push to the top flight during a spell on loan at the seaside outfit last year, Coleman feels he can relate to the mood in the Norwich camp.

He continues: "I'm sure all their players are hungry for it in this league and are trying to prove themselves in the top league, which is something I'm still trying to do week in, week out. They are keen to make a name for themselves in the Premier League and that is probably why they've started to do so well in the Premier League this season.

"Paul Lambert has been fantastic with them and his record of back-to-back promotions speaks for itself. I wish him well, but not when they play us."

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