Familiar setting could kick-start Tyson’s Pool career

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Nathan Tyson believes the City Ground is the perfect place to kick-start his Blackpool career.

The striker is yet to start a game for the Seasiders since joining from Derby two months ago.

He spent five seasons at Nottingham Forest (2006-11) and can’t wait to return with Pool today.

Tyson said: “There would be no better place for me to get my Blackpool career going than at the City Ground.

“I have so many fond memories of playing there. It’s a great place and one of my favourite grounds in the Football League. It would be nice to play a part.”

Tyson scored 33 goals in 176 appearances for Forest but is yet to hit the mark for Pool, having coming off the bench four times.

He added: “Frustrating as it is, I can’t get too disappointed. The club is in a fantastic position, and for me it’s the club first and my personal goals second.

“I just have to knuckle down, work on my fitness and take my chance when I get it.

“It would be nice to be involved but I’m just biding my time. It’s a long old season and injuries come, so hopefully I can step in at some point and then keep my place.”

Tyson made headlines in Nottingham when he switched to Forest’s local rivals Derby in June 2011.

But he still holds Forest in high regard, adding: “Moving on was a family decision I had to make. I don’t regret it

“I made a lot of good friends in Nottingham and my children live in the area. I have too much respect for people there to celebrate if I score.

“Obviously going to their main rivals doesn’t look too good but there was a lot of politics behind that. So I’ll keep a lid on it if I score ... unless it’s a last-minute winner maybe!”

Forest go into the match one point and two places behind fourth-placed Pool and eager to bounce back from their shock defeat at Yeovil.

But Tyson is backing his former boss Billy Davies for success in his second stint at the club ... after today’s game.

“Knowing Billy Davies, he won’t be happy and will want to get them back on track,” Tyson said. “His attention to detail is second to none.

“His history against Blackpool will also be under his skin (Pool beat Davies’ Forest in the 2010 play-offs en route to the Premier League) .

“He’ll be wanting to put one over on us but we have good form and togetherness, and I can’t see many teams beating us.”