JOSE COULD BE SEASIDERS’ SPE­CIAL ONE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

IF EVER there was a man­ager who needed a morale-boost­ing per­for­mance it is surely Jose Riga.

At the end of a week where his job has been of­fered to Bur­ton Al­bion’s Gary Rowett, the Bel­gian has car­ried on with the task in hand and was re­warded with a muchim­proved show­ing from his Black­pool side – re­sult­ing in their first point of the sea­son.

Against a Wolves team who have started the sea­son su­perbly, Black­pool showed plenty of ef­fort and work rate as ever, but there were small signs of co­he­sion and un­der­stand­ing start­ing to de­velop for the first time this sea­son.

Cer­tainly the fans are right be­hind their be­lea­guered boss, chant­ing his name through­out.

The re­al­ity, how­ever, is that Black­pool are a bunch of play­ers who were thrown to­gether in the days be­fore the start of the sea­son.

To get those play­ers to gel and work to­gether will take time. Prob­a­bly more time than the club have.

STAR MAN DANNY BATTH Wolves

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