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Crainey Raring To Go

16 October 2012

Defender Awaits Burnley Trip

Stephen Crainey believes that the international break will have done Blackpool the world of good, as they look forward getting back into Championship action against Burnley on Saturday.

The Blackpool defender and his team-mates are now back in training, after being given time off last week to recharge their batteries ahead of a crucial part of the season.

“The lads are all really glad to get back into it - the boys have all been buzzing in training. We weren’t in the best of form before the break to be honest, so hopefully now we’ve recharged our batteries and we can get back to where we were at the start of the season,” said Crainey.

The Seasiders are currently preparing for a period of five games in seventeen days, starting with this week’s tea-time trip to Turf Moor. 

No side, not even Blackpool, have scored more times in front of their home fans than the Clarets this season, and the experienced full-back is well aware that the Tangerines back-line will have to be at their best to keep Charlie Austin and co. at bay.

“We know it’s going to be a very difficult game, I think we lost 3-1 there last season, but we’re going to go there and try to win the game.

“They've got some great attacking players, but at the same time we've got players who can hurt them. We need to try and keep a clean sheet and hope our players can go and cause their defenders problems at the other end.

“Obviously with it being on Sky as well, we know the last couple of games we've had on Sky haven’t been the best results, but once you’re out there you’re too busy focusing on the match to worry about that. Whether it’s on Sky or not, it doesn't really make a difference to us, we’ll be prepared for the match and looking to get three points.”

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