Ludo is Pool’s pass master

Ludo Sylvestre
Ludo Sylvestre
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LUDOVIC Sylvestre knows his role in Blackpool’s team – to get the side passing.

The Frenchman has come off the bench in Pool’s last two games and made a real difference.

On both occasions the Seasiders found themselves a goal down, coming back to claim a point against Birmingham and a win on Saturday at Watford.

“It’s my game to get people passing,” Sylvestre said. “The gaffer knows about it and asked me just to go on and play my football. I enjoy doing it.

“Sometimes we have to play in a different way, but the gaffer told me to come on and play with my quality.

“We know we can still play attractive football and we showed that with the goal where there were maybe 20 passes.”

After making such an impact, Sylvestre is expected to be handed a starting place at home to Peterborough on Saturday.

Despite playing 23 times this season, he’s once again failed to nail down a regular shirt in the starting 11.

While he respects manager Paul Ince’s decision, he’s hoping it’s something which will change soon.

“I want to start. I’m a football player, so all I want to do it play football,” said the 29-year-old.

“But I’m not the only one. The manager has to make his choices and I’ll always respect that.

“All I can do it work hard.

“I just need to keep playing and doing well when I get the chance.

“Hopefully this weekend I can start. I’m ready.

“We have been waiting for the manager’s first win and on Saturday we deserved it.

“It’s important we take that into Saturday’s game now.”

Saturday’s 2-1 win against Watford took the pressure off Pool, who had been dragged into a battle at the bottom of the Championship.

They now sit seven points above the bottom three, knowing a win against Posh would go a long way to securing their safety.

And Sylvestre thinks it’s time to look forward and put all the problems behind them.

He added: “I think we have to look forward now and forget what’s happened in the past.

“Hopefully, last Saturday can change things around for us. It was a really good performance.

“This is hopefully the lift we needed and I can show what I can do for the last nine games.”