There’s no doom and gloom here, says Ferguson

Barry Ferguson
Barry Ferguson

Barry Ferguson insists there’s no doom and gloom around the Seasiders.

Blackpool go into tomorrow’s huge Lancashire derby just two points from the Championship’s relegation zone.

Opponents Burnley know a win would almost certainly secure their place in the Premier League next season, while a Pool win would go a long way towards safety.

And despite the side being on another poor run and having won just two games since December, the stand-in boss is happy with the atmosphere around the squad.

“They have been in this week and have been fine, they’ve been bubbly,” he said.

“I don’t want them looking like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders.

“I have no complaints at all about how they are.

“I’m not saying the players are coming in every day high fiving each other, but there’s no doom and gloom.

“There’s no better game to turn this around than a local derby at home.”

Sean Dyche’s Burnley are eight points clear in second place and will secure promotion if they beat Blackpool and Derby fail to gain three points against Doncaster.

Bookmakers have the visitors huge favourites, but that doesn’t bother Ferguson in the slightest.

He said: “I believe we can win the game, but I’m not going to disrespect Burnley.

“He hasn’t changed a lot from a side which didn’t do too well last season.

“He’s not made many changes, but he’s done brilliantly.

“But I know we are good enough to beat them.”