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‘We must avoid worst team ever tag’ says Blackpool boss

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Blackpool manager Lee Clark says his side must not go down as the worst team in Championship history, reports the Blackpool Gazette

Clark's side have had an abysmal campaign

Clark’s side have had an abysmal campaign

The Seasiders need five more points from the last seven matches to beat Stockport County’s all-time low of 26 points in a 46 game season in 2001/02.

Pool are on 22 points having only grabbed four wins out of 39 matches and have a goal difference of -48.

Relegation to League One is likely to be confirmed this Easter weekend as they visit Bolton on Saturday and host Reading on Tuesday, but Clark is desperate to avoid the lowest ever points tally.

“We don’t want records like that on our heads,” he said to the Gazette.

“We want to finish the season on a relative high and make sure we win some games.

“We all have to get out of this mentality of losing games, which is a big problem around this club at the moment.”

Clark took charge at Bloomfield Road in October with the side bottom of the league and despite being confident he could keep the club in the Championship, results have not improved.

“It’s very tough.” He added.  “I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s been tougher than I thought.

“I knew the team were bottom of the table and struggling, but I was probably met with other things you don’t see when you come in from the outside.

“I’m the manager of the club, though, and I’m not pleased we’ll be going down.”

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has not yet spoken publicly since Christmas which has left Clark on his own to explain the turmoil.

“I’ve found myself almost like the spokesperson for the club. I’m the only one talking,” he said.

“The fans have heard a lot from me, and I am a big believer you should walk the walk rather than talk the talk.

“At the moment I’ve done a lot of talking and it’s soon time for me to walk the walk. I have to deliver here for the fans.”

It really has been an abysmal season for the seaside club, with the club struggling on and off the pitch.

Relegation to Sky Bet League One could actually be beneficial to the club, and may help rejuvenate the club and subsequently make them a stronger outfit.


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