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Ferguson: Fearless Approach

14 March 2014

Barry Not Daunted By Leicester Task

Barry Ferguson is relishing the opportunity of coming up against Leicester City tomorrow and says the fixture holds no fear.

The Seasiders, fresh from a victory over Millwall on Tuesday night, head to the King Power Stadium looking to end The Foxes' 15-match unbeaten run in the league.

Nigel Pearson's side are seven points clear at the top of The Championship, yet Barry Ferguson has never been one to shirk a challenge.

"Leicester are flying now and are on a great run but I'm fearless of going there," he admitted. "Who they've got and what players they've got doesn't concern me. It better not concern the players because if they're concerned about what they do then we're in trouble.

"I'm not going to take away the fact that they're a good team and they're on a great run, hence the fact they're up at the top of the league. We know it's going to be difficult but we can't go there and be worried or scared."

Rather than dwell on Blackpool's result in midweek, Ferguson is calling on the team to build on it and improve. There's no way he's prepared to right off any fixture.  

"You respect Leicester before the game but once you cross that white line the respect goes out the window. I'm positive and we're going to try and go there and get a result because we need to kick-on. I don't want anybody to get in the mindset now of us winning a game and being alright. We're not alright and we're miles away from where I want to be.

Ferguson delayed naming his squad for the game at Leicester until this morning, as he looks to get the right response from his players.

"I just need a different mentality about the place and that's one of my mad ideas. If it works then great, if it doesn't then it's my fault. Everybody is fit but I'm not going to take everybody

"I put pressure on myself to go and pick a team that can get a result. I always put pressure on myself and that's what I want round about this place. We need to be able to handle the pressure to play in these big games," he added.

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