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Morrell: Massive Step In The Right Direction

Former Striker Looking Forward To Seeing Packed Bloomfield Road Again

3 March 2019

Andy Morrell says the positive news emanating from the club this week is a ‘massive step’ forward and a major boost for the players.

The former Pool striker, who scored 25 goals in 91 appearances at Bloomfield Road, hopes that the appointment of a new Board, under the control of a Court Appointed Receiver, will eventually lead to sustained, happier times again.

“It’s huge for the club,” Morrell told the official website. “It’s a massive step in the right direction for everybody concerned, and hopefully it can be seen through. It’s not the end of the line here by any means, but it’s a great step and I’m looking forward to Bloomfield Road having a few people in it again.”

Having experienced the impact of a rocking Bloomfield Road, as well as a 2007 promotion at Wembley in front of thousands of Pool supporters, Morrell knows full well what the current squad can now expect from the Southend game onwards.  

“The players can now expect a lot of noise because the Blackpool fans certainly drag you through a lot of tough times. They always stuck with us when things weren’t going great when I was there. If we had a little sticky patch, they would sing their hearts out and get you back on track.”

As for Morrell himself, he has watched Blackpool on numerous occasions this season while on media duties. However, the long-term plan for the 44-year-old is to get back in the game full-time after periods spent managing Wrexham and Tamworth.

“The more games I see, the more I want to get back in full-time if I can. It’s tough out there, it’s not easy, but I’m just waiting for an opportunity to go back in and help out, whether it’s as a manager, assistant or coach. I just want to get back in and do what I love,” he added.

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