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Ferguson: We Are Prepared

Posted: Fri 07 Feb 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's game

After overseeing a full week of training, Barry Ferguson now feels his side is well equipped to give one of The Championship’s form teams a huge test tomorrow.

It was the first full week of training Ferguson has had with the team, and he has seen enough to expect a positive performance when Nottingham Forest visit Bloomfield Road.

Pool’s last home performance was encouraging, earning them a point against Doncaster, but the Scot has challenged his side to go one better this weekend.

“I believe we have a strong enough team to go and win the game. I can’t be any more prepared. The boys are looking a lot sharper, a lot fitter, so bring on Saturday,” said Ferguson.

“It’s been a hard week, but I’m big on modern day football, they need to be fit. I’m not running them constantly every minute, but training is high tempo and the boys have taken it on board. We’ve worked on team shape with the team I want to play. It is small things which have let us down, so I’ve drilled it into them and there are going to be no excuses.

“I’ve watched quite a lot of Forest, which is what I’ve got to do. I know what shape they play, a few different formations. I went on Wednesday night to see them against Preston, they made a few changes, but we roughly know what kind of personnel they will go with and we’ll be ready.”

Meanwhile, Ferguson has stressed he important role the supporters have tomorrow, as Blackpool look to end a dismal run of form.

“The fans are going to play a key role tomorrow, they were really vocal against Doncaster and we need more of the same. Everybody has a part to play in getting us back to winning ways; we need the fans to give their all for the players on the pitch and all the substitutes. 

“The Forest game is huge, I believe one win can change everything, and it is going to be a huge team effort if it is to happen.”