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Ferguson: This Is A Strong Squad

1 February 2014

Post-Blackburn thoughts of Barry Ferguson

Barry Ferguson has called on his players to regain belief in themselves, after Blackpool suffered another disappointing defeat this afternoon.

The Seasiders were beaten 2-0 at Blackburn, who scored in either half, and took advantage of a Pool side amidst a poor run of form.

Without a win in 13, Ferguson has vowed to knuckle down with the squad and hopefully relight the Blackpool spirit.

"There is a crisis in terms of confidence, its pretty low. But I look at the squad and it is strong, they just need to start believing how good they are," said Ferguson. 

"It's a bit of confidence missing. Where is that going to come from? Me, but I need time to get it out of them, because we're all a bit low at the moment. You give me this squad against any squad in the division and I'd stick with this squad, they know I believe in them, they just need to have belief in themselves. 

"I'm wanting to try and go attacking, but this has just been sprung on them and all the new players coming. I've not had real time with them, it is a different type of training that I'm giving them and they need to get used to that. Hopefully we'll get a full week in now. I'll see them on Monday morning and it will be hard work."

A goal in either half proved critical for Ferguson's men, who failed to churn out many clear-cut chances. However, with a number of new players coming through the Bloomfield Road door in recent weeks, the Scot knows his plan will take time to master.

"I'm disappointed that's all I can really say. We came with a game plan to try and win the game. It's a bad goal to lose and we're on the back foot. It was easy for David Dunn to waltz through, that has got to stop as simple as that. 

"I think the players I've added will bring quality to the squad, we saw that today. Faris, once he gets game time will be a quality addition. We need a full week where they can bed in and go through what we all want. It has been a bit of a whirlwind, a crazy week.

"We need to start winning, and winning quickly. They're sloppy goals that we're conceding, I'm not going to pick out anybody, we're in it together. I don't like people picking individuals out, we're in it as a team and we'll stick together."

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