Davies: We’re backing Barry

Steven Davies
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Blackpool’s players are lining up to call for Barry Ferguson to be handed the manager’s job at Bloomfield Road.

Striker Stephen Davies is the latest to throw his weight behind Ferguson, who has been Pool’s stand-in boss for the past three weeks.

And if the views of the Pool squad are anything to go by, Ferguson’s appointment would be a very popular choice.

Davies said: “We want Barry to get the job. We are all 100 per cent behind Barry. He’s our mate.

“We didn’t like to see Paul Ince lose his job but Barry’s got it now.

“If he gets it full-time, then the lads will be right behind him.

“We aren’t just working for a manager here, we are working for our mate.

“He’s been playing alongside us and we’d love him to get the job. Hopefully he will.”

Blackpool are yet to win under Ferguson but go into Saturday’s game away to Ipswich full of confidence.

And Davies hopes a win can seal the job for his former team-mate. He said: “Everyone knows that in football you need stability.

“Obviously if he doesn’t get the job we’ll still give our all.

“Our job is to get us out of this sticky patch we are in.

“We need to make sure we get Barry the job.”

The Seasiders have gone 14 games without a win and have tumbled from fourth to 16th in the Championship.

But although results have not picked up significantly under Ferguson, performances certainly have and Davies is convinced the wins will follow.

“We are on the sort of run where nothing is dropping for us,” he complained.

“All we can do is stick together and keep working hard.

“I know the fans are disappointed. They are paying good money and not getting the wins.

“But we are giving everything here and sooner or later it will change for us.

“I never seem to get the run of the green but that happens when you are on a run like this.

“You see the lads at Burnley and everything they hit seems to be going in at the moment.

“Hopefully, when we get on a good run the goals will follow for me.”

Davies had to make do with playing up front on his own during the early part of the season, but under Ferguson he has had company.

And the former Bristol City man feels he’s at his best when playing with a strike partner.

He added: “I’m the sort of striker who thrives on having someone up there with me.

“I can take the bumps and win the headers and things, but I’m not the quickest.

“When someone plays alongside me I can get into the game better.”