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Clark Makes Plans For International Break

10 November 2014

Manager Arranges Fixtures

Lee Clark says Blackpool's international break will feature two behind-closed-doors games and a host of training sessions for the players.

The manager, still looking to implement his own ideas at the club, is determined to get his squad up-to-scratch for the challenge ahead.

"This won't be an international break like most clubs have, where it's a chance for rest and recovery. Four or five who have played the majority of the season and are a bit more older in age will have the opportunity to get a bit of rest but the others will be getting worked extremely hard," he revealed.

"We've got two behind-closed-doors games, one against Wigan on Friday and one the following Tuesday against Manchester United, so those are the types of games where we need to get the work into the players, both from a physical point of view and a tactical point of view."

The Seasiders will return to league action on 22 November against Bolton, with the opposition highlighted as an example of what can be achieved with a few good results. 

"Bolton have shown in five or six games that you can get out of it if you do the right things. That's what we've got to be looking to do with the players," Clark said.

"We've got to do things quickly and we've got to try and pick up points really, really quickly. I believe that we can do it, I've got total belief in the players. They've got to believe it because they have got the ability to do it. We just can't start games like we did at Leeds.        

"We can't shy away from anything, we can't be little babies and squirm up in a little corner. We've got to come out fighting with our chests out and show everybody that we want to do well for the club and get results."

The manager isn't ruling out further additions to his squad either, having signed Jacob Murphy, Jamie O'Hara and Brian Lenihan in his first week at Bloomfield Road. 

"There's potential, and we've got to look at it because the club is where it is," he added.

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