Blackpool: Paul Ince wants four points for survival

Manager Paul Ince believes four more points from the remaining six games will be enough to guarantee Championship safety for Blackpool.

The Seasiders moved to 50 points, three above the drop zone, with a 1-0 success against Crystal Palace on Monday.

"Everyone's winning at the bottom and it puts pressure on teams close to us," Ince told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I think we need maybe another win and a draw and we'll be fine, and then we can build for next season."

The former England captain added: "[Monday's win] brings other teams back into it, and all of a sudden you're looking up and wondering if you can get up there.

"It's a big lift for the boys because performances since I've been here have been fantastic.

"The results we've had have been a little bit unfair. Those draws could have easily been turned into wins."

Home comforts for Ince - at last

Blackpool achieved their first home win under Paul Ince against Crystal Palace on Monday. A second-half strike from Matt Phillips was their first goal in four home matches under the new boss.

Blackpool, play-off finalists under Ian Holloway last season, failed to win or even score in their first three home matches under Ince.

But he said: "Since I've been here, we've had the second-best defensive record in the league. The stats show that, and it showed again on Monday with another clean sheet.

"If you can keep a clean sheet, you've always got a chance of scoring a goal. For me, 1-0 is the best result because it means both the attackers win and the defence win."