FORGET lucky shirts and magic boots – if Blackpool win today all eyes will be on one very little, very lucky, monster.
With its shock of green hair and magic wand, six-year-old Megan Murphy’s money monster has captured Seasiders’ boss Ian Holloway’s heart.
The young fan, who heads down to Bloomfield Road with her grandad, Lloyd Thomas, decided to make the little creature as a thank you to Pool’s manager and stars.
In her letter the Layton Primary School pupil wrote how proud she was of the team and the effort they’d put in – a sentiment Holloway was only too happy to hear.
The Seasiders boss said: “I got a wonderful gift from a young girl called Megan Murphy, who’s six.
“She made me a money monster.
“The letter just said hope you go up again but thanks for another wonderful season because I know you’re all trying your best. That just about sums it up for me and I told the lads that.
“As Megan said, when have these lads never given you a good standard and a good shift? Hardly ever, and let’s not take that for granted.”
The monster will be in the dug-out cheering the team on in today’s crucial FA Cup Fourth Round tie against League One Sheffield Wednesday, while season-ticket holder Megan will be watching from the North Stand with her grandad.
She said: “I made the monster because Blackpool are my favourite team, I go and watch them every week and I thought the monster would help.
“It’s lucky because I put my spends in it.
“My mum helped me to make it and my gran wrote the letter with me.
“I’m happy they like it and I hope it will help them today. I think they will do well.”