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Clark: Vibrancy and Hunger

5 February 2015

Manager On Squad Options

Blackpool manager Lee Clark feels his squad now has plenty of vibrancy and hunger to perform on a regular basis in The Championship.

A mix of new signings, experienced players and youngsters brings options moving forward as the club looks to remain in the division.

"What we feel we have is vibrancy, hunger and young players determined and wanting to give everything in terms of trying to keep the club in the division. They'll play with enthusiasm, with athleticism and a tempo that is required in The Championship," he said.

One player who fits the mould is Tom Aldred, having completed a permanent move to Blackpool from Accrington Stanley on deadline day.

"We've obviously scouted Tom and Paul (Stephenson) was crucial to that because he's worked with him very closely and given us good reports. We've feel we've got a good, young, up-and-coming central defender there.

"We'll work with him and improve him and Paul feels that wherever we're competing next season - hopefully it's still in The Championship - that Tom can be a good asset for us."

The completion of Tom Aldred's permanent transfer was The Seasiders only bit of incoming business on Monday, with work set to continue on a number of other deals next week.

"The loan window re-opens in a few days so we can revisit one or two of the deals that we were trying to work on," Clark revealed.

For the time being all focus remains on Saturday's game against Norwich City, with the team travelling to East Anglia today to maximise preparation for the fixture. 

"Part of our preparation is us going down early today so that we can get the six hour bus journey out of our legs tomorrow and train down in Norfolk.

"It's all about preparing the right way and getting the players tuned in really quickly. The players can sleep the long journey off tonight and we can focus on the game," he added.

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