Pool’s a ‘work in progress’ says Ince

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PAUL Ince says Blackpool are a work in progress at the moment.

The boss has enjoyed a decent start to life at Bloomfield Road, losing only one of his five in charge so far.

Saturday’s 2-1 win away at Watford was his first win as boss, and the 45-year-old is delighted with how things are going.

He said: “We have always been confident in our ability, I don’t think we’ve ever lost the belief.

“You forget I’ve only been here two and a half weeks, so I’m trying to build.

“The players are still learning the demands we put on them and what we expect.

“Saturday’s results for the fans and the lads will be a great boost.

“We played some good football on that pitch last game, but don’t even go there.

“It’s back to normal this Saturday,” he joked.

Much has been made about Pool’s failure to score first in games, going behind in 26 of their 37 Championship games this season.

But Ince feels scoring when on top in games is as important.

“Sometimes you can be on the 
ascendancy and playing well, but not take that advantage by scoring,” he said. “When you are playing well you have to make that count, and we did on Saturday.

“The first goal was a joy to watch. You could see the belief in us rise once that goal went.”

Pool were back on the training ground this morning, after behind handed a day off to rest yesterday.

They face strugglers Peterborough at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, hoping for a win to drag themselves further away from the relegation drop-zone.

One thing the side have been working on is set pieces, and the rewards are there to be seen.

Two of their last three goals have some from corners, something which delights the boss.

Ince said: “We look a big team now, and with the quality of delivery we’ve got, we should always be scoring goals. That’s what it’s all about, when you’re in the situation we are in.

“You’ve got to throw yourself at things and put your body on the line. You have to fight for each other.”