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Ince: Communication Is Key

1 November 2013

Manager Wants Players To Talk More

Paul Ince has called on his side to communicate and be clinical against Nottingham Forest tomorrow. 

The manager believes that a combination of the two will see Blackpool secure all three points from games, after The Seasiders conceded a late equaliser against Blackburn Rovers last weekend. 

"We're getting chances to put teams to bed but we're not doing it," Ince admitted. "That's what happened on Saturday, we made it hard for ourselves and we got deeper and deeper. The ball goes into the box and unfortunately for Davo it comes off his head. We need to communicate and that's what I've said to the lads. 

"Against Forest you're going to need to keep your shape, and you can't keep shape if you don't communicate. Its as simple as that. We did a lot of work on it yesterday but we aren't going to go to Forest just to sit back, we've got to know the times when we can go and press and when we can't press. We're playing well so there's no reason to worry about going to Nottingham."

The home side are yet to taste defeat at the City Ground in the league this season, giving Blackpool the opportunity to be the first away side to leave with all three points in the bag. 
 
"Billy Davies has got them going after coming in last year and they've carried it on again this year," Ince said. "We know that they're a quality side but that won't faze us, we know where we are and what we do. If we do things right we've got a chance of coming away with some points."

The manager will once again be forced to keep in touch with goings on from home, as he serves the third game of a five-match stadium ban. Things have gone reasonably well in his absence, however. 

"These lads have got a togetherness as a team, as a unit. They just go out and play for each other, they run for each other and they fight for each other. Everybody needs a leader to lead them but fortunately I've got Alex Rae and Thommo who can do that also because they've both been managers. They've only not seen me on a Saturday, they've seen me every day from Monday to Friday. They seem to be OK, looking at the results," he added. 

  

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