FOUR MORE POINTS
Blackpool manager Paul Ince has said that the club needs four more points in order to guarantee safety in the Championship. Blackpool have struggled following the departure of Ian Holloway, while the arrival of Ince has done little to improve things at the club.
There are just six matches remaining in the Championship season. The 1-0 win over Crystal Palace during the weekend helped the club get 50 points in the table. Ince has said that the fact that teams from the bottom of the table have been regularly taking points over the course of the season.
This means that the bar has increased for the club is trying to avoid relegation. Hence, he feels that Blackpool will be safe in the Championship if they manage to get four more points from the remaining six matches. Ince has praised the performance of these players since his arrival, but has said that the players have been treated with some unfair results. There have been several draws since the arrival of Ince, and the former Blackburn manager has said that they could have easily been wins for his team.
Blackpool finished in the play-offs last season under the management of Ian Holloway, but they are likely to finish mid-table in the championship this season.
"Everyone's winning at the bottom and it puts pressure on teams close to us. I think we need maybe another win and a draw and we'll be fine, and then we can build for next season. It's a big lift for the boys because performances since I've been here have been fantastic. The results we've had have been a little bit unfair. Those draws could have easily been turned into wins. Since I've been here, we've had the second-best defensive record in the league," said Ince after the Crystal Palace match.