SYMONS WANTS A WIN
Fulham’s new permanent manager Kit Symons says that he wants to take advantage of the poor form at Blackpool to get another three points for his club. Blackpool have become the latest Championship strugglers after losing four games on the bounce.
This has seen them part company with José Riga, who lasted just 15 games in charge of the club. They have appointed former Birmingham City manager Lee Clark as his replacement. He lost his first match incharge of the club after a 2-0 defeat against Ipswich Town. Despite this, Blackpool remain defiant that they can get away from relegation trouble even with all the financial problems.
It was only a few years ago that Blackpool were in the Premier league under the management of Ian Holloway. Even though they continue to receive the parachute payments, the club has been slowly slipping down the table. There is real danger of relegation after the rest of the pack have cut off in the last few weeks. Blackpool need to make up eight points just to get level with Bolton Wanderers in the 23rd place. They also have to come up with a further nine in order to catch Fulham, who have done well since the appointment of Symons.
"Good results at home give you a platform to build on and I remember when I was a player, we fancied ourselves against anyone at Craven Cottage. That's the kind of atmosphere I want to create here again, it's early days but we are getting there. We want to carry that on on Wednesday, it what will be a very tough game, and we will have to be on top form to do so," said Symons. "Jacob's very versatile and he's got an abundance of pace and great attacking ability,” said Blackpool manager Lee Clark about the club’s new signing, Jacob Murphy, after his first match.