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Halliday: One Of Five Cup Finals

11 April 2014

Utility Man Backs Squad

Andy Halliday confirmed Blackpool do have the desire to haul themselves out of danger, despite two disappointing results on home soil.

The Seasiders were beaten by Yeovil and Derby, which left them three points above the relegation zone with five games remaining.

Halliday has featured 13 times since his arrival, and has called upon every player to prove they have the fight to ensure survival.  

“We have players in here that are playing for their futures, it’s our lives and our jobs. If the performances aren’t good enough they’ll be the ones hurting the most,” said Halliday.

“The last two games here certainly weren’t good enough in front of our own fans. We need to go give a good performance, but mainly get the three points and give the fans something to shout about. 

“At the end of the day I’m here playing for my future, it has nothing to do with coming on a three month holiday, playing with no pressure, the big thing about coming on loan is to get games.

“We’ve put in battling performances, but at the end of the day it’s a results business. It’s up to us as players and men to get us out of it.”

The first of Blackpool’s five remaining matches comes at Elland Road, where they’ll be looking to rediscover their away form with three points in West Yorkshire.

Leeds themselves are on a poor run of form, but since they’re in little danger of being dragged into relegation trouble, the onus is on Blackpool to claim three vital points.

“The next 90 minutes is one of our five cup finals. It’s about getting the three points, it’s down to us, but we’re looking forward to the challenge, we’ve got to. There’s no point going in half-hearted, it might be a challenge but we’ll be better for it at the end, especially when we come out on top.

“I look at QPR away when we should have come back with three points. We held firm and were the better team for more than an hour, its performances like that against supposedly one of the top teams in the league that we can take heart from.

“It’s Leeds that we have to take care of first on the weekend.”

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