Blackpool players respond to fan letter questioning pride

A general view of Bloomfield Road home of Blackpool

A general view of Bloomfield Road home of Blackpool

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Blackpool’s players have issued a reponse to a letter from Blackpool Supporters Association which questioned their pride.

The squad were called to a meeting by boss Barry Ferguson this morning during which skipper Gary MacKenzie read out the letter from supporters.

Pool are just three points from the drop after a terrible run of form in the Championship, a run which prompted the club’s official fan group to question the players’ fight and pride.

After listening to what was said, the squad decided to pen a reponse in which they promised to do everything in their power to avoid the drop.

Dear supporters

This morning our captain Gary MacKenzie read a letter from Blackpool’s Supporters Association to us before training.

After the season we’ve had we understand you may feel the need to question the performances and our league position at present.

But we need to remember we are not in the bottom three and this is still in our hands.

As a group of professionals the last thing we want is for our club to go down this season, whether we are contracted to Blackpool next season or not.

Those of us who aren’t on a contract are playing for our futures, and many would love to stay at the club beyond this season.

In the letter we feel our professional pride was questioned, which was not nice hear.

While results may not have gone to plan recently, without question every player in our squad has pride in the shirt.

As a group we have to believe we can and will stay up this season.

With five games to go our future is in our own hands, there are 15 points to play for and we are going to try to get as many as possible.

As footballers we would much rather do our talking on the pitch and while we can do all the talking in the world, it’s our performances which will keep us in the division.

The important thing is we all stick together in the last five games of this season, that’s the only way we will get out of this.

We do care and we will do everything in our power to keep Blackpool in the Championship, in return we need your support.

We are all in this together.

See you all at Leeds

The players