Kirk: We won’t roll over

Kirk Broadfoot with a shot on goal
Kirk Broadfoot with a shot on goal
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Kirk Broadfoot has assured fans that Blackpool won’t roll over in a relegation battle.

The Seasiders have picked up just four points out of a possible 45 and have fallen to 18th in the Championship.

While they are currently eight points clear of the drop zone, Pool have played three more than third-bottom Charlton.

Stand-in boss Barry Ferguson claimed yesterday Pool are now in a relegation dogfight and Broadfoot agrees.

But the defender insists he and his team-mates will get the club out of trouble.

Broadfoot said: “We aren’t going to lie down or roll over. We are going to do everything to get out of this position.

“We are in a relegation battle now, No-one is saying we aren’t.

“We have 14 games left, so we need to roll our sleeves up and put it right.

“We have enough to get out of this position. There are quality players in the dressing room.

“We are all in this together and working together.

“Anyone who knows Barry knows how determined and hard-working he is.

“He may be one of my mates but he certainly doesn’t take it any easier on me.

“We need to pick ourselves up now. Football is all about ups and downs, and it’s about how you react to things.”

Pool paid the price for a host of missed chances as they failed to build on Andy Keogh’s opener in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Birmingham, which extended their winless run to 16 games.

Broadfoot said: “I thought we were very comfortable in the first half and deserved to come in maybe three goals ahead.

“In the second half we were a little bit sloppy. We had a couple of chances and then switched off.

“The defeat was hard to take. We probably had double the number of shots they had.

“At 1-0 they were always in the game, and once they got the equaliser they were on the up and looking to win the game.

“We had prepared all week and had a game plan but the last half-hour killed us.

“Everyone who was at the game must have enjoyed the first half.

“We moved the ball well and created plenty of chances. We just didn’t take them.”

Broadfoot had a perfect view of Jack Robinson’s sending-off.

The Liverpool loan man saw red for the third time this season after fouling Jordan Ibe, when the winger appeared to be through on goal.

But defensive partner Broadfoot thinks the decision was harsh.

“The boy had lightning pace,” said the 29-year-old. “It was a bit harsh. We are talking about a split second and it was probably a bit unfair.

“I think it’s harsh to send someone off when we are talking about him being milliseconds late.”