Blackpool youngster set to land £300k boost from sale, pundit slams 'lazy' Bournemouth

Blackpool set to land £300k boost from starlet sale, pundit slams 'lazy' Bournemouth signing

Blackpool are hard at work behind the scenes ahead of the weekend, as they prepare to take on Fulham at Bloomfield Road.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 8:44 am

The Seasiders head into the game looking to end a five-game streak without a win, but will have their work cut out for them against a side who have won four out of their five opening games, and currently sit top of the table with 13 points.

Speaking ahead of the game, Blackpool new boy Dujon Sterling said: “It (the loan move) was a long time coming but it’s good to finally get it over the line.

“I knew there was interest a couple of weeks ago, so I’m just happy to be here now. I’ve had a difficult 18 months or so without playing properly, so it’s good to be back playing competitive football again because it’s a test I need.

“I feel I’m probably in the best shape of my life, definitely the best I’ve felt in a long time. So I’m ready to go and I hope the manager sees that when I train.”

He added: “When you’re out and not playing, mentally it can be tough. You can switch off and think ‘Oh I can’t be bothered now, it’s another day in the gym’ and so on.“Mentally, I was switched on and focused because I just wanted to get back as quickly as possible.”

“I had a good conversation with the manager. He knew me from my youth days when Chelsea used to play against Liverpool.

“He had a lot of interest in me and we had a good conversation. He told me I’m the type of player he likes and really wanted and I suit the way he wants to try and play. He put trust in me so hopefully I can repay that.”

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