Ollie’s big keeper call

Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks in action against Arsenal earlier in the season

Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks in action against Arsenal earlier in the season

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IAN Holloway has a massive decision to make for the Latics game – whether to bring back keeper Matt Gilks.

Gilks has told the manager he is fit and ready to play.

That means Holloway must decide whether to stick with Richard Kingson or bring back the keeper who served him so well in the early stages of the campaign.

Kingson has missed only one game since Gilks broke his kneecap in November and would be devastated to miss out against Wigan, his former club.

However, the 32-year-old Ghanaian knows he is under pressure. Kingson said: “The competition for places gives me more incentive to work hard but we are working together for the good of Blackpool.

“Whoever plays, we have to support the gaffer. We are working for the team and for the club to stay in the league. Working hard improves your performance and helps your team. I still have confidence in whatever I do.”

Kingson believes that the Seasiders can stay up, adding: “The games are tough and crucial. We need to take three points from any team we play but everybody is positive and concentrating on the games we’ve got left.

“You can never tell what will happen because the relegation zone is very open now.

“But I’m not thinking about the fact we might drop. If we work hard, we can stay up.”