Manager Looks Ahead To Festive FixturesLee Clark says a terrific run is still required for Blackpool to lift themselves off the bottom and out of the relegation zone.
Defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday ended a four-match unbeaten streak, but The Seasiders now face a number of teams in the bottom half of the table.
"We're going to have to go on a terrific run and that was always going to be the case. That hasn't changed," the manager admitted.
"When you've had a loss you want the next game quickly to get a positive result. We've had a good reaction from the players and it was important that we picked them up."
Games against Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United in a matter of days could see the team cut the gap significantly.
"It's important that we get the right preparation in and deal with two tough games. These are games that we've got to target to get points from.
"Competing for six points over the space of two days means that if you're successful with maximum points it changes the whole situation going into the new year."
Blackpool will travel to Sheffield tomorrow, although there will still be a little time afforded for the main event.
"We are in training as normal today and preparing for the game, and on Christmas Day we'll travel to Sheffield and stay overnight as we normally would.
"The players are going to be away on the night so it's important that they spend some time with their families in the morning because Christmas is about family time. It's about getting the balance," Clark added.