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Clark: Quick Decisions

5 November 2014

Manager On Form and Transfers

Lee Clark says he's making quick decisions on his Blackpool squad as he looks to start lifting the club off the bottom of the table.

The manager has been thrust straight in to life at Bloomfield Road and is determined to make his mark in fixtures against Fulham and Leeds United prior to the international break.

Saturday's defeat to Ipswich Town, two days after Clark was officially appointed, has already given food for thought.

With challenges now set down in training, it is up to the players to impress and transfer performances to full match scenarios.

"I’m getting to know the players and they’re getting to know me. You learn a lot from what we did on Saturday and what we didn’t do. Games are where you get to learn quickly, and I have to do that very, very quickly because I’ve got to make decisions on where we go forward, if we do, and how we do that," he admitted.

"Everything I’m asking in training they’re trying to do. They’re listening and they want to try and impress. They want to do well and they’ve worked extremely hard on the training pitch. We just need to take that in the games now, for the full period.

"If we have a setback, which we’re going to if we go a goal down, then we just need to respond with a little bit more positivity."

Having already added Jacob Murphy to his squad earlier this week, the manager is extensively searching the market for further additions.

"There’s some possibilities and we’re continually making inquiries, speaking to contacts I have in the game and trying to make things happen. The area where there’s issue is you can only have five loans in your 18," he said.

"The out of contract players, are they at the required fitness levels that are needed? Some could be, where they’ve been training with clubs because I spoke to a top-flight manager on Friday and he’s had a couple of players using his facilities and also using his group to get football training. We'll see what we can do."

  

 


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