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Basham: Buzz In The Camp

25 April 2014

Positivity Spreading At Blackpool

Chris Basham says the positivity around the place will work in their favour tomorrow, as Blackpool prepare to face Wigan Athletic in the penultimate game of the season.

The Seasiders remain below the dotted line and in real danger, but a draw at Brighton has given them hope and lifted the atmosphere around the squad.

The midfielder has been a regular throughout a tough season, but is confident of a result over The Latics tomorrow, which will help Pool hopefully end the season in up-beat spirits.

“The way back from Brighton was a long trip, but there was a buzz on there after we got a point and played well. We need to take that into tomorrow’s hard game,” said Basham.

“We don’t need to be told of its importance tomorrow. You look at the table on Sky Sports News and see where we are, third bottom of the league in the drop zone, and it makes you hungry not to get relegated. 

“We’ve all come home with a buzz and this week’s training has been brilliant, so we’ll be looking to win tomorrow.”

Pool will be strongly-backed by a sea of tangerine in the away end, with over 3,500 supporters making the short trip to the DW Stadium thanks in part to the club’s ticket giveaway. 

“Barry told us this morning that the fans had been given free tickets, which is a credit to the club. It’ll be good to see a stand of tangerine rooting for us.

“They can be really important, it’s down to us as players to make sure people are on our backs supporting us. Against Burnley the fans wanted to get their message across and they’ve done that, so now all need to focus on Wigan.”

It was at the DW Stadium where a young Basham made his Blackpool debut back in 2010, that day Pool ran out 4-0 victors, but a win of any kind would be just the tonic tomorrow.

“My first game for Blackpool was at Wigan, so hopefully we’ll get another 4-0 thriller tomorrow. Hopefully the memories will be brilliant again this time and we’ll have a good turnout. All the lads know there is pressure on us to perform and get three points,” said Basham. 

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