Kev is looking up

Pool's new signing Kevin Phillips is thinking positive about the season ahead.

Pool's new signing Kevin Phillips is thinking positive about the season ahead.

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NEW boy Kevin Phillips insists there is no relegation hangover at Blackpool and predicts great things for next season.

The striker has settled in well, becoming a popular member of the squad at the training camp in Portugal.

He has impressed his team-mates with his skills and the feeling is mutual – Phillips has already seen enough to convince him the Seasiders can bounce back to the Premier League.

The 37-year-old said: “The lads here are still a little raw about relegation and I know how they feel because I was in the same boat at Birmingham.

“I’ve experienced relegation from the Premier League a few times and it isn’t nice.

“But you need to forget about it – it is done and you can’t do anything about it.

“From what I’ve seen so far, there has been no knock-on effect.

“The lads have come back looking strong and fit, and morale in the camp is excellent.”

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