Date: 13th March 2015 at 7:28pm
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Manager Lee Clark has spoken more of the rebuilding job he wants to do at Bloomfield Road over the summer, but also previewed the game against Bournemouth on Saturday.

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Beginning with the Bournemouth encounter this weekend that would be a massive result if we could get something from it based on where they are in the league and the season they have had, Clark told the Official Site.

‘I believe they’re the best team in the division, they’ve got strength in-depth on their substitutes bench. Just look at Miles Addison, he’s come in and done really well for us but can’t get near their matchday squad. That tells you the quality they have. Alongside Pritchard at Brentford, in Ritchie they have the most potent attacking player in the division. We know it’s going to be a really stern test, we’ve got be strong and take the game to them. We can’t sit back for 90 minutes because they’ve got too much quality. We need to give them problems and work extremely hard without the ball.’

As for the future, whether it’s unlikely but in the Championship or more likely and in League One unfortunately, Clark goes on to say that it’s not just on the pitch he knows we have to rebuild – it’s basically the club.

‘We need a complete rebuilding job in all aspects, not just the team on the pitch but the actual pitch, the pre-season programme and a new mindset, energy and belief in the football club. We need to give the supporters something to be encouraged by. It’s a big job to do but I’ve started on it already.’

As part of that process he admits that players we are bringing in on loan now aren’t just to fill numbers or play a short term role, he’s bringing them in to assess whether they could be future permanent signings for us as we move forward into the 2015-16 season.

‘The loan signings we make now will not just be to fill positions, they’ll be with one eye on making them permanent deals or certain players on long-term loan deals that cover the season.’

He admits that obviously we want to win games in the short term, but we’ve wanted to do that all season long and it hasn’t happened, so the future planning becomes more important which each and every passing game given where we sit in the Championship table.

‘We want to try and win games in the short-term but we’re looking to try and get the club rebuilt, with a clean sweep and a lot of changes. This season can never be repeated for many reasons.’

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