Oyston: Ince will make us stronger

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Karl Oyston has praised the work done by Paul Ince in “galvanising” the club at a most difficult time, and backed the manager to take Blackpool from strength to strength next season.

The Seasiders chairman admits Pool were precariously placed when Ince became their third manager of the season in February, with only 14 games to ensure they beat the drop.

Oyston told The Gazette: “I think Paul has done really well in a short space of time.

“He galvanised the 
players, particularly in defence, and stopped us leaking goals.

“I think that with one notable exception at Brighton we were as solid as anyone in the Championship.”

“You look at the final table and it now looks as though we survived comfortably – even if it felt difficult at the time – and that’s testimony to the job Paul has done.

“I’m pleased for Paul that we survived without it going to the final weekend.”

The chairman is confident that under Ince the club can now take that momentum forward into next season.

However, he is aware a job has to be done first to replace outgoing players.

“We are extremely please with Paul but we know we have some rebuilding to do over the summer, and we have to give Paul the time he needs to work with the new players before the season starts.”