Ferguson aiming to attack

Barry Ferguson
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Barry Ferguson has outlined his main tactic for tomorrow’s trip to Ipswich – to attack.

The Seasiders travel to Suffolk having gone 14 games without a win.

Despite promising signs since Ferguson took over as stand-in boss, Pool’s run of results have seen them tumble down the Championship table. But it’s not going to stop the club captain from sending out his side with only one thing on their mind.

“We are going there to get three points, it’s simple,” he said.

“What I am going to do, whether we are home or away, I’m going to try and win the game.

“I made a decision even before I got this job that how I want to play.

“I’d rather my side go and have a go at the opposition.

“If we go to win the game and lose, at least I can look myself in the mirror and say at least we had a go.”

Ferguson feels the group are starting to make real progress under his command.

While he may be new to management, it’s clear the step is something he’s thought about for some time.

He explained: “For the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about management, so what I’d do has always been in my mind.

“I’m loving the response I’m getting from the boys and hopefully they’ll say the say about me.

“They have a smile on their faces, so I think they are enjoying it.

“I can see the win coming now, I’m positive.”

Blackpool have only scored the opening goal once in their previous 13 league games.

And should they wish to record their first ever win away at Ipswich, Ferguson feels the opening goal will be vital.

“The first goal would help,” he said.

“The goals we’ve conceded have been sloppy and the lads know that.

“We’ve done work on that this week, there are no excuses now.

“We might have only let Forest have one shot on target, but the one they scored was sloppy as I wasn’t happy.”

While winds battered the Fylde coast in the last 48 hours, it hasn’t stopped the Seasiders.

Ferguson added: “We were training as normal, we have a game on Saturday. It was windy and conditions weren’t great but we had to train

“Our training was on and Squires Gate was fine.

“One of the goals had blown away, but apart from that everything was fine.”