Kevin Foley joined Blackpool on loan with a message to his new team mates - no-one’s too good to go down.
The 29-year-old was relegated from the Championship last season with his parent club Wolves, so is only too aware of how a side can be dragged into a relegation battle.
He’ll go straight into the side to face Watford tomorrow after the suspension of regular right-back Tony McMahon.
And after training with the team for the first time, he warned of the dangers of the drop, but also backed the side to get themselves out of trouble.
“A lot of people said Wolves were too good to go down,” explained Foley.
“Blackpool started the season well so I’m surprised to see where they are.
“But with the games coming so quickly the position can change in a short period of time.”
The full back has made over 200 appearances for Wolves since joining in 2007 and has been capped eight times by the Republic of Ireland.
But since being named player of the year in the 2008-09 Championship title-winning team, Foley has struggled to nail down a regular place.
He’s looking forward to a fresh start on loan at Blackpool.
“I’ve been at Wolves for seven years so it was different walking into a new dressing room,” he said
“But I needed a change.”
“It was a great opportunity to come and play.”
“I’m really looking forward to it.
“It was a no brainer to come and play football at a good club who like to play football now.
“Barry showed an interest and I was more than happy to come up here.
“I’ve not played consistently this season, so I’m just looking forward to getting into the team.
“This is the first time I’ve gone on loan, so I don’t know what to expect.
“But I’m glad this opportunity has arisen.
“I hopefully will get a chance with the suspensions, so hopefully I can fill in as well as I can.”
Foley has joined on a one-month emergency loan deal, but still did his research before making his decision.
He’s good friends with striker Andy Keogh, and revealed he contacted him before making the move.
“I rang Andy who I know from Wolves and he had great things to say about the club and the manager,” he said.
“It was a simple decision for me.”