Blackpool have managed to rise above the relegation zone after two matches which have yielded four points. First was the draw against Brighton and Hove Albion away from home. The 1-1 draw was followed by the 2-0 win over promotion chasing Wigan athletic during the weekend.

As a result of these two results, Blackpool have managed to put a gap of three points between them and the relegation zone with two matches left in the season. Due to the superior goal difference over the teams in the relegation zone, Blackpool will be able to just about survive with another win in the next match.

After the Wigan victory, manager Barry Ferguson told the allemagne portugal cote website that he is extremely relieved to have proven the media and critics that his club still have fight left in them. Blackpool, who were in the Premier league only recently, were heavily criticised for the lack of fighting spirit.

Prior to the draw with Brighton, the team had lost three matches on the bounce. Interestingly, the win over Wigan was the first time in the last 29 matches that the club has managed to score more than one goal in a victory. This combined with the fact that other teams in the relegation zone failed to get points has put Blackpool on the brink of safety.

“It’s a group of players that people have been questioning at Blackpool. In the last three games if people can’t see they’re committed they’ve got a serious problem. They ran themselves into the ground and gave me everything I asked. I thought they were excellent. I see them day in, day out; I know what it means to them to go out and play for Blackpool and play for themselves as well. They have pride in themselves and I’m really pleased for them,” said Ferguson.