Blackpool captain Charlie Adam maintains Blackpool can upset the bookmakers and avoid relegation. Adam acknowledges that it will take a lot of hard work, but he is adamant they can stay in the top flight. “Every fixture will be a dream for us, because at the start of last season, none of us expected to be in the Premier League. But we’re not in it to make up the numbers. We want to show that everyone in our dressing room is capable of playing at the top level”, said the Scotsman.
In transfer news, Blackpool are in talks with former Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert. Gilbert is available on a free transfer, after seeing out his contract at the Emirates stadium. Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is unlikely to have large amounts of money in his transfer fund, so the fact that Gilbert is free would provide a high attraction for the Seasiders.
Also, French midfielder Malaury Martin has landed a trial with Premier League newboys Blackpool. The 21 year old has represented his country at all youth levels, but failed to make an impact at club level, trialling with MLS side Chicago Fire before attempting to get a contract at Bloomfield Road.