Simon Grayson is looking forward to playing back at Bloomfield Road in this weekend’s visit of Southend United.
Saturday will be Blackpool’s first home league match since Boxing Day, and the manager has admitted it will be good for the lads to play back on familiar ground.
“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s something we’re looking forward to,” he admitted.
“We had some real good form here before we faced Accrington and Shrewsbury around Christmas, so we want to turn things around and tomorrow presents the perfect opportunity.
“Of course, with us not being in a good run of form, we will need to hit the ground running quickly tomorrow and start to turn things around. We’ve got to play with a real purpose and it’s no good just saying it, we’ve got to actually do the business on the field tomorrow afternoon. We’ve got to have a ruthlessness and a desire to start to turn it around, starting tomorrow.”
Southend come in to tomorrow’s game deep in the relegation zone, but have won two of their last three matches, so Grayson is aware it won’t be a simple task for his players.
“It won’t be an easy fixture, because they are in a good run of form,” he said.
“If you look at their transfer window in comparison to ours, they had a lot of departures so it’s hard to know exactly what to expect from them. But, we’re fully respectful of Sol Campbell’s side and will pay them every respect they deserve, as they will come out fighting, looking to climb up that table fast.”