Pool players told to ignore protests

Blackpool fans at a recent game
Blackpool fans at a recent game
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Blackpool’s players have been told to shut-out any off-the-field incidents at Bloomfield Road tomorrow.

Mass protests are expected as fans make their feelings known against chairman Karl Oyston ahead and during the game against Huddersfield Town.

While previous protests have taken place outside the stadium and away from the players, many angry fans who have chosen to boycott going inside the stadium are expected to return for the final game of the season.

And boss Lee Clark explains he’s spoken to his players about the potential problems.

“I’ve told my players just to focus on the game,” he revealed. Whatever is happening off the field the players have to try and blank out and not let it effect them.”

Clark has kept out of issues between supporters and Oyston so far, and once again refused to blame the fans.

He added: “The fans will always be right to do what they want, it’s their club.

“They are the ones who are here through the good and the bad times and I think they just want to see success.

“Fans judge success by what’s happening on the pitch and the results, that’s what I can influence and that’s what I want to try and change.”