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Clark: Momentum Crucial

7 November 2014

Manager On Leeds Game

Lee Clark wants Blackpool to build on Wednesday's result at Fulham and start some momentum at Leeds United tomorrow.

The manager has sensed a lift in spirits following the 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage and now wants the player to produce again at Elland Road.

"The players showed me on Wednesday that they're good footballers, in the first 25, 30 minutes we showed that against a really good team," he said. "From the 55 minutes we were down to ten men they had character, guts and fought for everything. They withstood unbelievable pressure, which we knew was coming.

"My players showed me they can do both sides of the game, so the challenge now is to do it against Leeds. We now need to produce it again at Leeds.

"Hopefully the point we gained on Wednesday and the performance will instil the confidence in the players. I think they believe in what we're doing and they believe in the system that we incorporated at Fulham - I could see that leading up to the game. If we can build on that then it gives you confidence and momentum that is crucial in sport."

The manager will be without José Miguel Cubero again for the fixture against Neil Redfearn's side, with the Costa Rica international set to see a specialist about his ankle problem. Brian Lenihan is expected to deputise for the suspended Tony McMahon, while Jamie O'Hara is also in contention for a Blackpool debut. 

"Jamie trained on Thursday and looked very good. He's an experienced footballer and he's got his mojo back. He's ready to go and he'll be a big plus for us," he added.



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