‘Unbelievable’ Pool fans have Clark family approval

Lee Clark gives the thumbs up to Pool's fans on Saturday
Lee Clark gives the thumbs up to Pool's fans on Saturday
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Lee Clark has hailed Blackpool’s supporters as “unbelivable” and revealed they also have his son’s stamp of approval.

Almost a thousand made the trip to Rotherham for Saturday’s 1-1 draw and chanted throughout, despite the club being rooted to the bottom of the Championship.

Pool manager Clark went on to the New York Stadium pitch to thank them at the end. And he was keen to to do so again in The Gazette.

“The support has been terrific,” he beamed. “As a football fan, I realise how tough it’s been but they stay with us through thick and thin.

“Recently my son and (assistant boss) Alan Thompson’s son were in the stands with the Blackpool fans and they said they’d never experienced anything like it.

“When you think they are two Geordie lads who are used to watching Newcastle, that speaks volumes.

“When we are all gone they will still be here. It’s their club.

“The support when we got off the bus at Rotherham was unbelievable and throughout the game.”

And Clark is convinced the fans can play a big part in Pool’s survival bid.

He said: “We think the support has been absolutely fantastic and it hasn’t wavered.

“But I am not taking their support for granted and hopefully we can keep them on our side. Hopefully we can all keep believing there is a chance to stay up. I can’t thank them enough.”