Orlandi happy to stay, but wants things to change

Blackpool's Andrea Orlandi fails to beat Derby County's Lee Grant  last night

Blackpool's Andrea Orlandi fails to beat Derby County's Lee Grant last night

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Andrea Orlandi says he’s happy to be staying at Blackpool for next season but he wants to see changes.

Pool activated an option in the midfielder’s contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.

Orlandi played 90 minutes in last night’s 4-0 defeat at Derby, his 28th appearance since joining the club from Brighton in the summer.

The 30-year-old’s influence on the team has grown in recent weeks – he scored one and created another in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Ipswich.

And he says he’s more than happy to play in League One, assuming big improvements are made at the club.

The Spaniard said: “Everyone knows things have to change. If they do, we have everything in place to attract some players. Why not go for promotion next season?

“I’ve enjoyed playing the last few games and working with the staff. There are some really good guys at this club.

“The manager has been saying things need to change. If the club changes and we do the right things, then why wouldn’t I want to stay here?”

Orlandi is one of the few players to have remained at the club throughout one of the worst seasons in its history.

He added: “I’ve played against Blackpool when they were a positive team. I’d love to see that again.

“It’s a beautiful place to be doing well because the pressure isn’t massive. The fans get behind you and this is a nice area to live.”