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Riga: We'll Keep Believing

26 September 2014

Manager On Norwich Fixture

Manager José Riga believes Blackpool should have nothing to fear when Norwich City visit Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon.

Riga has guided Pool to two draws from three games, and has faith in them going one better against The Canaries.

“It's my responsibility as manager to keep believing in the players, and I'm still doing this. I have been, and we have been, since day one competitors,” said Riga.

“Three points and one point, there is a big difference. We are looking for a win and sometimes we've been close. We've missed a little luck actually to get the best result, but the luck you have to look for and work hard for.

“I'm looking for a win as soon as possible, especially at home because it will give us pleasure, but not only us, the fans too.”

Meanwhile Riga provided mixed news on the injury front, with Blackpool set to embark on the first of three matches this week.

“We have Jacob Mellis available, and also Andrea Orlandi. Orlandi isn't completely fit, but certainly able to play. After it's a question to manage all this, because we have three games in a very short time.

“Peter Clarke is still unavailable, he feels better, but it's too early. Jeffrey Rentmeister is also out maybe for one week more. At centre back we don't have many solutions, but we will find a solution in the squad.

“I told the players this morning that certainly I'll have to use a lot of them, so they have to be ready. Of course it's about choices for the first game, then to be able to anticipate for the next one,” he said.

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