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Foley: It Was A No Brainer

Posted: Thu 27 Feb 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Defender on linking up with Blackpool

After a frustrating season with Wolves so far, Kevin Foley jumped at the chance to join Blackpool and get back to playing football.

The right-back, who can also play on the left, has played just seven times this campaign, and has been unused since October.

Drafted in as cover for the suspended Tony McMahon and Jack Robinson, Foley sees this as the opportunity to kick-start his season.

"It was a no-brainer to come and play football for a good side. They've always been renowned for that. Barry showed an interest, so I was more than happy to come up here," said Foley. "I heard about the interest a couple of days ago and I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to play some football, so I'm really looking forward to it.

"I've not played consistently this season, so that was another factor. I'm looking forward to hopefully getting in the team, getting a few games under my belt and doing as well as I can. 

"I've been at Wolves for seven years now, so it is a bit different. It's a good thing, I needed a change, something fresh and hopefully this is it."

Today the 29-year-old trained with Blackpool for the first time, having linked up with his new team mates this morning. During his time at Wolves Foley played with both Andy Keogh and Jack Robinson, so has had no problems settling in.

"I've met half the lads, and they are good lads. I rang Andy Keogh because I know him from my time at Wolves, he had great things to say about the club. He said the set-up is good and had good things to say about the manager too.

"There are a few suspensions to a few of the lads, Jack who I know last year from Wolves, so hopefully I can fill in as well as I can.

"Earlier on in the window there was a couple of people interested, but it's never a done deal until it happens. So when Blackpool came in I was keen for it to happen. It's a good side in The Championship, where ideally I wanted to play. It's going to be a test for me, and one I'm looking forward to."

Now Foley hopes to use his experience from last season to ensure Blackpool aren't dragged into a relegation battle. Wolves were relegated to League One in May, but Foley is confident Blackpool won't suffer the same fate this campaign.

"A lot of people were saying that about Wolves (too good to go down), the players didn't take notice of it, but obviously it did happen to us. We started the season off well, but faded away, we picked up points towards the end of the season, but The Championship is renowned for being tough.

"The league position can change dramatically in a short period of time, and I'm sure the lads will be looking to push up the other way."