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Trio Want Nine Points

Posted: Tue 24 Dec 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

Dobbie, Davies and Eccleston on Christmas fixtures

A trio of Blackpool strikers have spoken positively ahead of the Christmas period, and hope the Leeds game on Boxing Day will be the turning point in Pool's form.

Stephen Dobbie, Steve Davies and Nathan Eccleston all believe there hasn't been a great deal wrong with recent performances, but want to win all three of the festive fixtures.

Davies has started the last three games and isn't reading too much into Pool's recent form.

"Christmas is always an important time with three games, if we win them all then we're right back up there. We'll be looking to take all nine points from this period and see where we end up.

"If you look at the resent performances, other than Derby, we've been in with a shout of taking all three points. If we keep working hard we know it will turn, we started the season well, so we have nothing to worry about. We just have to get out of this little sticky patch," said Davies.

Behind Davies on Saturday was Dobbie, who hasn't scored since November, but has backed himself to get back on the goal scoring hunt soon.

"The last couple of games chances have been falling to other people, I just have to keep working hard myself. Hopefully we'll get the goals and three points. 

"We've been unlucky, if we took our chances against Burnley and Yeovil we could have got something, so if the goals come we'll start picking up points.

"Teams don't like coming to Bloomfield Road, so we'll be right up for Leeds and Brighton," said Dobbie. 

Meanwhile a third striker spoke pre-Leeds, Nathan Eccleston, who is keen to make his stamp on the team, having found himself out of favour since returing from his loan at Carlisle.

"I've been working hard in training after coming back from my loan, so if I keep doing the right things hopefully I'll be given a chance. At the minute it is a little bit disappointing, but the injuries might be a chance for me. 

"With the games coming thick and fast over Christmas, that might give me an opportunity to maybe get on the bench or even come on," said Eccleston.

With three games in a week coming up, Paul Ince will be calling on all his side to be positive, as he looks to get back to winning ways, starting with Leeds on Boxing Day.