The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

BLACK­POOL boss Lee Clark is hop­ing that the ‘Manch­ester United way’ can help steer his side to safety.

The Seasiders cur­rently find them­selves cut adrift at the bot­tom of the Cham­pi­onship with just 19 games to go.

But Clark is not giv­ing up hope just yet and has brought in Manch­ester United mid­fielder Joe Roth­well on loan for the rest of the sea­son.

The 20-year-old is yet to make a pro­fes­sional ap­pear­ance but Clark is con­vinced his ex­pe­ri­ence in the Old Traf­ford set-up will stand him in good stead at Bloom­field Road.

“Joe is some­one we’ve been mon­i­tor­ing for a while and I’m pleased that a deal has been agreed,” ex­plained the Black­pool manager.

“He’s very highly re­garded at Old Traf­ford and I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him.

“He has a lot of tal­ent – he has the Manch­ester United men­tal­ity, the work ethic, the train­ing. They train how they play.

“He is an ex­cit­ing young player. I’d like to think he can do what young Jesse Lin­gard did for me at Birm­ing­ham.

“I think he can add to us at the top end of the pitch. He’s a young player with a lot to prove in the game, and that can only bode well for us.”

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