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Appleton Raring To Go

7 November 2012

Manager Can't Wait To Meet Players

Michael Appleton can't wait to get started on the training ground following his appointment as The Seasiders' new manager.

The 36-year-old, speaking in his first interview since the news was announced, inherits a squad packed full of talent and he's determined to continue the club's recent successes.

"Getting the opportunity to come to a club that has had a lot of success over previous seasons is obviously a big part of wanting to be a part of it," he told the official website.

"I met a few of the coaching staff a little bit earlier, we just had a bit of a chat and I got a feel for the place. I'm just desperate to meet the players now and crack on with the job."

The current style of football at Bloomfield Road has attracted many admirers up and down the country, and the new boss has no plans to make drastic changes. 

"As a new manager coming in you want to bring a few ideas to the new football club and the team, but I think they've got to be small steps in doing that because if it's not broken then don't mend it, just tweak it a little bit."

The former Portsmouth manager arrives at the club following a return to winning ways against Sheffield Wednesday last night, with Steve Thompson having looked after the side. All attentions will now turn to building on that against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

"I spoke to Tommo before we left the training ground and basically his words were that 'we were a little bit more like ourselves'. Hopefully that vein of form will continue on Saturday."


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