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Clark Looking For Mental Strength

17 April 2015

Manager Judging His Players

Blackpool boss Lee Clark says he's looking for mental strength from his players in the final three games of the season.

Clark believes he can learn a lot about his side between now and May, despite the club's relegation to League One being confirmed already.

“People say in adversity you usually see the real characters in individuals,” said Clark. “You see who is up for the fight and ready to bounce back from the set-backs they have. 

“This game isn't always about the nice, positive side of it, to be successful you need to learn to be able to cope with the adverse side and bounce back. 

“That's what we've got to do as a club come next season, and that's what I'm looking for in individuals, not just their talent it's the mental strength.”

On Saturday Clark welcomes his former club Fulham to Bloomfield Road, but there will be no sentiment on show as the hosts look for a morale-boosting win.

“Before Derby I thought we could easily have got victories in our four previous games, with the performance levels and quality of some of our play. 

“In the last two home games against Reading and Leeds we've put in good performances, so if we can do that again we'll give ourselves a chance to beat Fulham,” he added. 

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