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Foley: Face Bolton With Confidence

25 March 2014

Defender Excited For Lancashire Derby

Kevin Foley claimed it will be a confident Blackpool side travelling to Bolton Wanderers this evening, where The Seasiders will look to build on the Huddersfield result.

Saturday’s victory gives Pool the chance to claim back-to-back wins for the first time since September, and they will go into the Lancashire derby with nothing to fear.

The defender returned to the side on Saturday, having missed the previous two games with a shoulder injury, and will be in contention to start at The Reebok Stadium.

“There is nothing like going into a game on a Tuesday with a win behind you on the Saturday,” said Foley. “We’ll go into the Bolton game full of confidence. The Huddersfield result gives us momentum and hopefully we can use that to our advantage.

“The way things have been going it was great to grind out a result (on Saturday). At times it wasn’t pretty, but at this stage of the season games tend to get like that and it’s all about getting the points on the board. 

“It’s the business end to the season and everyone is scrapping for their lives, so it was nice to get two home wins on the bounce.” 

Foley, on loan from Wolves, dislocated his shoulder in the Bournemouth defeat, and therefore missed the clashes with Millwall and Leicester which followed.

However after returning to training, the defender was called up to replace the injured Kirk Broadfoot after 31 minutes and helped Pool claim another clean sheet.

On his shoulder, Foley said: “It held out quite well, obviously it popped out a couple of weeks ago. When it happened I hoped it would pop straight back in, because it had done it once before. 

“It settled down quite quickly and I managed to get a week’s training behind me, so it feels good touch wood. 

“It’s something I’ll probably get operated on at the end of the season. I’ve spoken to the specialist and he said I might be out for six to eight weeks, so it will be ideal to get done at the end of the season.”

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