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Trio Fired Up For Saturday

31 October 2014

Orlandi, Daniels And Zoko Look Forward

After taking training ahead of Saturday's clash with Ipswich Town, Blackpool's players have been full of praise for their new manager Lee Clark.

Andrea Orlandi, Donervon Daniels and Francois Zoko all enjoyed the session, and feel the club is now moving in the right direction.

The trio shared their thoughts with the official website, and can't wait to let their football do the talking.

Donervon, Blackpool have had a change of management this week, what are you thoughts?
DD: I was upset that the manager was let go, but the first training session with the new gaffer was good. He told all the players it's a clean slate, we look forward to Saturday and getting ourselves up the table, because we're in a false position. It was good to have him instil confidence in the players.

How much does it feel like a fresh start for the players, Francois?
FZ: Yes, it's a new start for everybody. Like the new gaffer said, it's like our season starts now. Everybody is focused again, we have more belief and we'll try again to get a positive result this time.

Andrea, having played against Lee Clark's teams in the past, what have been your experiences?
AO: I have, and the manager has got experience in this league. I think we needed a change, and normally the manager is the one that pays for everything unfortunately, and for José it didn't work for him, we just wish him all the best for the future. Obviously now we have to focus on the new man, he believes in us and is saying we don't deserve to be where we are with the quality in the squad.

And the players still believe they can get Blackpool out of this situation?
AO: I think we can. The training session was really good, it was intense and that is what we need. To have intensity to put into games, it makes it hard for the opposition and the quality in the game will shine through.

What was your take on the first training session under Lee Clark?
FZ: The first session had great intensity and we needed that. It's another approach, and Saturday is a fresh start for everybody.

Finally, how important is it for Blackpool to get three points on the board against Ipswich?
DD: It's very important, not just for the players, but for the fans and the club to get ourselves back up the table. We've got quality in the team, we believe in each other as individuals, so we just have to go out on the pitch and show it.

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