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Ferguson On Former Club

21 February 2014

The Scot prepares to face Birmingham

Barry Ferguson has admitted there will be no place for sentiment tomorrow afternoon when the Scot welcomes his former employers to Bloomfield Road.

Unbeaten in their the last two under Ferguson, Blackpool host Birmingham City having been much improved in recent weeks.

The Scot joined Blackpool from The Blues in 2011, but is now plotting a way to take maximum points from Saturday’s clash.

“I’ll not being doing them any favours on Saturday, I’m taking a Blackpool team that desperately needs three points and that’s what we’ll be going for,” said Ferguson.

“No sentiment at all, Blackpool’s three points, that’s all I’m concerned about. It’s about what we do. It doesn’t bother me that Birmingham have more points away from home, than at home. 

“I’m not going to underestimate Birmingham, they’re a good team with good players, but I have a good team of players which will be right up for the game.”

Ferguson won his only English silverware with The Blues, lifting the 2011 League Cup, during his two seasons at St Andrew’s. 

“I’m not going to kid anybody on, I had an unbelievable time at Birmingham, I loved my time there. Everybody behind the scenes took to me and I took to them as well. It’s a place I’ll always hold in high regard. There are still people there that I keep in contact with. 

“I was having a difficult spell up in Scotland, and I had a few clubs interested at that stage. Birmingham gave me the platform to go and prove myself again. I was thankful for getting the opportunity.

“The fans will say I gave everything, but that is out the window. I’m now at Blackpool, and that is my only concern.”

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