Lualua wants to bring backflip home

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LOMANA LuaLua is aiming to show Bloomfield Road his famous backflip.

The striker twice did his famous goal celebration at Leeds in last month’s 5-0 win.

But he has failed to hit the net since and is yet to score in a home game – something he’d like to put right against Reading tomorrow. That said, he’d happily swap a goal for maximum points.

LuaLua said: “I am enjoying playing in front of the Blackpool fans. From day one they have been really good.

“It would be lovely for me to get a goal in front of them and I’m sure they would love to see those flips again!

“But the most important thing is that we get those three points. We all want to get back to the Premier League, so it is about team spirit and not just one player.”

Tuesday’s defeat at Leicester was the first time LuaLua has finished on the losing side since joining Blackpool.

But he thought the Seasiders were excellent during the four-game unbeaten run prior to the Foxes setback and he believes there is a bright future ahead for this Blackpool team. He added: “A lot of new players have come in and the old players have gone – that is history now. We have to get used to each other’s game.

“I have to get used to Barry Ferguson; Fergie has to get used to Ludovic Sylvestre. We haven’t properly clicked yet, but I’m sure that when we do people will see a lot more than they are at the moment.

“You can see the strength of squad we have. We have a lot of good players, so when you do get a chance in the team you want to maintain it by performing all the time.”