Date: 15th April 2015 at 6:15pm
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Manager Lee Clark has described the game last night against Derby County as boys against men and Andrea Orlandi has spoken about his contract extension.

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A heavy and comprehensive four nil defeat left a disappointed Clark telling the Official Site that we never got to grips with them all night and the guff in class, especially after the first goal, was clear for all to see.

‘It was men against boys. When you concede a goal like we did after three minutes, against a team like this, then you’re up against it. We never got to grips with them all evening. The margin was big between the two teams. I look at my bench and without being disrespectful there were five players that started the season in the under-18s. They’re the future of this club, but when you come to places like this and come up against the movement and pace that they have it tells.’

Trying to take the positives Clark knew the younger lads would’ve learnt a lot from the game, and he too learnt a lot as he continues making preparations for the coming season in League One.

Of course on that front, ahead of the game the club announced the activation of the 12 months we held on Andrea Orlandi, and the gaffer said of him.

‘When we get him fully fit he’ll be a massive asset in League One. He’s been a good player for us this season and he can be a fantastic player for us next season. He’s not been 100 per cent fit because of a lack of a pre-season and games before I got here, but he’s someone who makes and scores goals. Him and Cubero will be crucial players in terms of experience for what I’m trying to do next season.’

Orlandi himself said that he was happy to stay at the club and hasn’t ruled out a further extension to the deal, but he made no secret of the fact that things drastically have to change at the club.

In quotes carried by the Blackpool Gazette following the game, he explained.

‘Everyone knows things have to change. If they do, we have everything in place to attract some players. Why not go for promotion next season? I`ve enjoyed playing the last few games and working with the staff. There are some really good guys at this club. The manager has been saying things need to change. If the club changes and we do the right things, then why wouldn`t I want to stay here?’

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