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Gilks: We All Take Responsibility

11 April 2014

Goalkeeper Calls For Everybody To Stand Together

Matt Gilks says there's a collective responsibility for Blackpool's current form, with the goalkeeper calling on everybody to stand together for the last five games of the season.

Having experienced his fair share of ups and downs during his time at Bloomfield Road, The Seasiders' longest-serving player is in a good position to assess the current situation.

The 31-year-old, who has been a key voice in the dressing room, welcomed a letter from Blackpool Supporters' Association yesterday because it brought about plenty of debate in a team meeting.

"We were informed about a letter we received and they were right to do that. They come and watch the club and were right to question," he admitted.

"I've had more than my fair share to say after games, and I think a few home truths were needed. I'm glad a couple more stood up and said what they think.

"As a club now we all take responsibility for what's happening at the moment. We have to all take responsibility, from the chairman right down to the bottom.
"You'll see the response to all this, I'm sure."

Blackpool head to Leeds on Saturday looking to make actions speak louder than words, with the players prepared to do everything they can to keep the club in The Championship.

"We are more than willing to do everything we can. We have 15 points to play for, we could end up mid table. There's nothing more to be said now, it's down to the players to go and get three points.

"With the backing of the fans who come every week, we can turn this around. There's no other outcome, it has to be turned around," Gilks added.




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