POCH QUICK TO CALL TIME ON AGONY DOUBLE ACT
Blues boss Gary Rowett says Tesche has arrived at a crucial time, with Stephen Gleeson banned for three games.
“The timing of it is excellent and we’ve been able to add another midfielder to the ranks,” said Rowett.
Blackpool boss Lee Clark wants his rock-bottom side to stop playing with fear.
Ahead of the trip to his former club, the Geordie said: “I want the players to express themselves and be in positive positions.
“It’s not that I’m not unleashing them – I’m trying to in the majority of the games and I am playing with two strikers.
“They seem to be playing with fear, but we want them to play on the front foot.
“Hopefully, we can at Birmingham.” TITLE HEAT IS ON: Joe Hart MAURICIO POCHETTINO admits he needs to lift his Tottenham players after their double dose of misery.
Spurs crashed out of the Europa League with a 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina before losing by the same scoreline to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final just three days later.
That leaves the club with only a place in the Premier League top four to battle for over the remainder of the season.
But Pochettino will stress to his squad the need to look ahead rather than linger on their recent losses.
“The target is the next game,” he said.
“Now we have 12 games and we need to finish the season strongly. This is our objective and we need the three points against Swansea.
“We need to lift the players, we need to put an idea in the group that this is the most important game.
“It is difficult. Expectation was big, but we need to forget that and we need to focus on one competition.”