Pool legend says it’s time to move on

Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield
Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield
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Jimmy Armfield says it’s time for Blackpool to move on from the Paul Ince era.

Seasiders great Armfield told The Gazette: “It has been a difficult time for him but football is a results business, pure and simple. That is the nature of the job.

“What is done is done and now the team has to move on.”

Armfield says it is not inevitable Pool will continue to tumble into relegation trouble and he feels the situation can be turned around.

He added: “Despite the run of results, the side are still eight points clear of the bottom group, so it is not as if they are right down there and can’t save the situation.

Armfield, a one-club-man who has a stand named after him at Bloomfield Road, said: “The team did well at the start of the season but I do think they need to bring in one or two players.

“It is forward players that are needed.

“But the new manager, whoever he is, will have his own ideas about that.

“The Championship is a difficult division and there is not that much difference between the teams at the top and the bottom.

“The best side I saw last season was Peterborough and they ended up getting relegated.

“It is up to the Blackpool players now to be positive about the future.”