Baptiste ready for a battle

Captain Alex Baptiste believes Blackpool are now in a relegation

battle after their poor run of form.

Just one win from six games under recently-appointed manager

Paul Ince has seen the the Seasiders drop to 17th in the npower

Championship table, four points from the relegation places.

Top of the table in September, the Tangerines must now focus

their attentions towards the other end of the division and Baptiste

admits his team mates must be realistic about the threat of the


He told the Blackpool Gazette: “It’s a relegation battle we are

in now.

“We probably need a little bit more quality. We need to start

adding more goals to our game.

“We had a look at the table after the game and there are 11

teams involved down there.

“It’s all to play for in the next eight games.”