Broadfoot blow for Blackpool ahead of Bolton clash

Kirk Broadfoot limps off with Phil Horner during Saturday's game
Kirk Broadfoot limps off with Phil Horner during Saturday's game
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Blackpool will be without Kirk Broadfoot for tomorrow’s match at Bolton.

The central defender limped off with a knee injury in the first half of Saturday’s win over Huddersfield and left Bloomfield Road on crutches.

A scan today will reveal the extent of the damage but the 29-year-old is almost certain to miss the Reebok clash and the trip to QPR on Saturday.

Manager Barry Ferguson confirmed: “He’s injured his knee but we don’t yet know the extent of it.

“It’s a chance for someone else to come in against Bolton.”

Should the injury prove a long-term one, Pool will look to the loan market ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

Broadfoot’s injury took the shine off a vital 1-0 win over the Terriers and Ferguson said: “It was a great three points but it wasn’t a great game.

“They turned it into a battle and the boys worked very hard to get the win.

“It’s not the way I want to play football but I made a conscious decision a couple of weeks ago that it was all about results.

“The last two home games haven’t been great but we have six points and that’s the main thing. They have been massive wins.

“We are at the stage where performances go out of the window. It’s just about getting results.”

Ferguson opted for a 3-5-2 wing-back system for the first time and was pleased with the formation.

“They took to it pretty well,” he said. “There was real character and that’s what I want.

“I want a bit of steel and a bit of metal in their heads. They’ve shown me they can do it.

“But there’s no point doing that once – I want that from them week in, week out now.

“It wasn’t good to watch from the sidelines but that’s the way things are. We’d like to be further up the table but we aren’t.”

Pool are now level with Bolton and Ferguson wants his side to continue to push for safety tomorrow.

“I’ve told the lads it’s all about spirit now,” said the stand-in boss. “It’s all about how mentally tough they are.

“Hopefully it will be the same again on Tuesday and I’ll be demanding that.”