Clark understands fans fury after ‘horrible’ season

Blackpool manager Lee Clark
Blackpool manager Lee Clark
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Lee Clark said he totally understands the frustration of fans and can’t wait for this ‘horrible’ season to end.

The Seasiders go into tomorrow’s game against Cardiff City hoping for a win which would prevent them going a whole season without a victory away from home.

With just two games to go, Blackpool also face being crowned as the worst team in Championship history, as they remain a point behind Stockport County’s 25 points haul in 2001.

All in all it’s a season Clark can’t wait to see the back of.

“It’s been horrible really playing for nothing, that’s why I want the season to end,” said the Blackpool boss.

“Then I can start turning what I’ve been talking about into a reality.

“I have to deliver– although hopefully people have seen in recent weeks what I’m trying to do.

“The record low points tally is something we don’t want, we have many unwanted records this season.

“The lowest points total is something we don’t need or want so we will be trying to get that win.

“We don’t want that record, we’ll be going all out in the next two games to go and get the results.”

Off-the-field it’s been yet another traumatic one for Blackpool FC, with legal action against fans and FA charges dominating the headlines.

While Clark is rightly quick to distance himself from all supporter action against chairman Karl Oyston, he admitted he has sympathy with the fans.

He said: “It’s not my domain. I know what I want to do at this club and with the fans.

“I’m a fan myself so I want to build a relationship with the fans at Blackpool.

“Whatever is going on between the fans and the chairman here is not my business.

“All I know is that I want to build a group of players who will make the supporters proud again.

“I can’t speak about last year when I wasn’t here.

“I can only judge things here on merits, although obviously the fans have experienced things that have gone wrong in recent years.

“They are unhappy and I fully understand that from a supporters point of view 100 per cent.”

Pool go into the trip to Cardiff with a similar squad to the one which lost to Fulham last week, with Miles Addison and Tom Barkhuizen doubts.