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Rae: Hard Work Required

Posted: Fri 17 Jan 2014
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Seasiders Look To Turn Fortunes Around

Alex Rae says plenty of hard work and a little bit of luck is required to turn Blackpool's fortunes around.

The Seasiders head to Barnsley tomorrow looking to end a run of eight league games without victory, boosted by the return of Kirk Broadfoot from suspension.

"The only way you'll ever get through this is with a wee bit of hard work. That's what ultimately will get you through a run, as well as a wee bit of luck and a wee bit of quality from someone. If you look at the last two games we've competed well enough," Rae said.

"We need to try and get something from somewhere just to go in the right direction. It's a massive game for us tomorrow, and we know that. We also need to realise the position we're in, in terms of the personnel and be realistic about that."

Work continues on strengthening the squad ahead of the trip, with Pool's assistant manager emphasising the importance of new faces.

"We want to break this run that we're on as soon as possible. We need to try and get one or two bodies in just to freshen things up and help the boys that are actually fighting for us on a regular basis.

"It's going to be a tough game at Barnsley, we're under no illusions. It's a tough place to go. Danny Wilson is an experienced manager and I think we nicked it in the last seconds of the game here earlier on in the season."

The first goal has proved crucial to results in recent weeks, with Blackpool unable to retain their record from earlier in the season.  

"Earlier on in the season we were getting it on a regular basis. That gave us a little bit of momentum and something to cling on to. We need to get back to trying to get that goal just to settle us down going forward," Rae added.