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Ferguson: Big Weight Lifted

13 March 2014

Focus Now Turns To Games Ahead

Barry Ferguson says a 'big weight' has been lifted at Blackpool, allowing the focus to now switch on the games ahead.

A 1-0 win over Millwall on Tuesday night ended a run of 17 league games without victory for The Seasiders and a change in mood was evident at training this morning.

"It was obviously a happier place because it's a big weight lifted off a lot of people's shoulders regarding the length of time we went without a win," Ferguson said.

"There was a lot of pressure on them on Tuesday and I tried to take a bit of that off by the way I went about things. Gladly it worked. I know we got a bit of luck but it's a bit of luck that we'd not had for a long time.

"It was good to get that buzz about the full stadium as well. At full-time it was a huge relief for everybody.

"That's over and done with now and we're focused on the remaining games ahead."

The Seasiders now head to Leicester on Saturday, boosted by the return of left-back Jack Robinson from suspension.

"We've got Robbo back and he's a big player for us. I know he's only a young boy but he brings a lot of experience as well because he's played a lot of games at his age."

Andy Keogh will also return for the fixture at The King Power Stadium, leaving Ferguson to contemplate whether to change things once again.  

"Ideally I would like to have a settled 11 but the way things are going there is nobody guaranteed a place in the team. Nobody knows that they are a stick on to play and that's the way it should be. You shouldn't be turning up thinking you're going to play," he added.

They know they've got to train hard and prove to me that they should be in the starting 11. We've got a bit squad for that simple reason.

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