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Key Blackpool figure issues update ahead of January transfer window

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New Blackpool chief executive Ben Mansford provided a number of updates to the media on Thursday afternoon in his first interview since being appointed in the role. 

Simon Grayson’s men currently sit a point outside the League One play-off having made a respectable start to the campaign.

Whilst Blackpool are proving hard to beat, having only lost three games so far this term, converting draws into wins have been their achilles heel so far this term, having drawn seven of their 16 games.

Despite this, Blackpool fans have a reason to be optimistic and after years of turbulent campaigns, they may feel that for the first time in a  long time this season is representing the club going in the right direction.

With the January transfer window almost upon us, new chief executive Ben Mansford provided his thoughts on the upcoming window.

We’re duty bound to want to improve the team and this January will be no different to any other transfer window, the January window, as we all know, is tough, as every single one of the 92 professional clubs are all looking for two number nines right now,” Mansford told the Blackpool Gazzette.

The former Maccabi Tel-Aviv man went on to say: “In all seriousness, we have got that duty and we have got that desire to get this club back to where it belongs – and that’s further up the pyramid than we are at the moment, therefore we expect to be busy and we expect to do what is right for this club both in the short term and long term.

The Verdict

Fans of any club naturally get excited in the run up to a transfer window as rumours start to take shape.

Blackpool are a handful of clubs who are vying for a play-off place in League One and with only three points separating third to 12th, getting the January signings right could be pivotal to which clubs achieve promotion at the end of the season.

What may have felt like a lifetime, Blackpool fans now have reasons to be optimistic and feel their club is being run in the right way following Owen Oyston’s much anticipated sale of the club in June.

Returning manager Simon Grayson has certainly added to the feel good factor around Bloomfield Road, and should they follow through with some January additions, the Seasiders could be looking forward to a play-off push.


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