Seasiders plan two summer tours

Lee Clark takes training
Lee Clark takes training
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Blackpool are already arranging their pre-season to avoid repeating last year’s nightmare.

The Seasiders played only two friendlies last summer and cancelled their training camp in Spain due to a lack of players.

Manager Lee Clark has blamed the poor preparation for the club’s impending relegation, referring to it as a “cancer”, and he is taking steps to ensure there is no repeat.

“There are plans for two trips this summer,” Clark told The Gazette.

“We are planning to have one abroad, which will be a complete training camp of solid training.

“We’ll be having three fitness sessions a day and no games for a week.

“Then we’ll have a UK-based trip, which will involve three games in a week.

“That will give us the correct preparation. We’ve already got three games confirmed out of our planned six-game pre-season.

“We will be in much better condition come next season’s kick-off.”

Pool will be relegated on Saturday if they lose at Bolton and Rotherham win at Birmingham tomorrow.

Clark said: “I’m trying to take positives but there’s no avoiding our position.

“It will be tough when it’s finally confirmed, but I still wish it was May 3 (when the season ends).I’m desperate to get my teeth into the rebuild now.

“Officially it can’t get going yet but we are starting it now as best we can.”