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Halliday In Line For Debut

Posted: Sat 25 Jan 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Winger raring to go

New loan signing Andy Halliday could be set for his Blackpool debut today, as Doncaster visit Bloomfield Road.

The winger joined from Middlesbrough for the rest of the season yesterday, and is likely to go straight into Barry Ferguson’s squad.

Speaking after his arrival, the Scot was delighted to get the deal sorted and is desperate to make sure the club’s ambitions are realised.

 “It’s a fresh start for us all. My priorities are at Blackpool right now, and it is important we get the results back on the board,” said Halliday.

“One result will kick-start the season for us. I’m ready for today’s game 100%, playing is what I came here for and I can’t wait - I’m raring to go.

“There are a few new faces here already, it’s been a whirlwind, but I’m delighted to be here. 

“It’s a club which has certain expectations which aren’t being met lately, and we want to put that right.”

The opportunity to link up with Ferguson was naturally an incentive for the Scottish winger, who is a Rangers fan.

And he feels under the stand-in manager, he will realise his potential and prove his worth.

“It’s a privilege to come and play for Barry Ferguson, but more importantly it’s a privilege to come and play for Blackpool.

“I certainly feel this a big year for me. I’m 22 now and it’s an age at which I need to start making a name for myself.

“It’s been difficult for me this season as I’ve had an operation and injuries. I’ve always seen myself as a winger, last year Boro needed a left-back, so I played there.

“It’s good to have versatility, and wherever Blackpool need me I’ll be ready.”