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Ince Looking For Reaction

25 April 2013

Manager Looks Ahead To Derby

Paul Ince is looking for a reaction from his side this weekend as The Seasiders look to bounce back from last week's defeat at Brighton.

The manager wants to put any memories of the loss to the back of his mind as he focuses on what is sure to be another tricky encounter at Bloomfield Road.

"It's one that you look to put to bed as quickly as possible," said Ince. "If we were doing that every week then it would be a major concern, but we will put it to bed and focus on Derby. We've been in good spirits this week.

"Before Brighton we had picked up eight points in 12, which is a great return. We've got to get back to picking up points and if we pick all three on Saturday then it's job done and that's how I look at it."

Blackpool welcome an already safe Derby County and Ince is well aware of the dangers of a side who are in a relaxed mood.

"They had a great result against Leeds a few weeks ago, winning 2-1. We know they are very strong and because they are safe you wonder what kind of Derby you are going to get and what kind of mood they are in. Sometimes when you play a team that is relaxed and know they are safe, it's a dangerous team.

"We don't know what mindset they are going to be in, but every team will want to finish the season well. We spoke about getting momentum going into next season and I'm sure Nigel Clough will want to come here and finish the season well, firstly here, then at home to Millwall.

"We've just got to do our job and we can't start worrying about other teams or scenarios where if this happens or that happens. It's what we do that matters. 

"We know it is going to be a tough game and we just have to be on our mettle and ready to go on Saturday."

It's been a fairly short season for the manager after he only took over in mid-February, but he is hoping for a strong end to the home campaign ahead of an important summer.

"We've just got to go and do a job against Derby. We're back at home and I want a response and a reaction, not just for me, but for the fans as well. We are looking forward to the game on Saturday very much." 

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