Barry Ferguson: Blackpool boss set to continue playing role
Barry Ferguson says he will "do whatever it takes" to keep Blackpool in the Championship after making a playing return in Saturday's defeat at Leeds.
The 36-year-old appeared for the first time since taking temporary control of the Seasiders in January.
Ferguson has been struggling with an ankle problem but came through a full 90 minutes at Elland Road.
"The staff had a chat about it and I asked a few of the players, and they wanted me to at least try," he said.
"I need to do whatever's best for Blackpool. If that means I go out there to help the boys, I'll do that. I'll do whatever it takes. I've done things like that in the past and I'm willing to do it again."
Saturday's 2-0 loss, which left Blackpool two points above the relegation zone, ended a turbulent week for the club.
Home defeats by Yeovil and Derby prompted the Blackpool Supporters' Association to send a letter to the playing squad questioning their commitment and pride.
"Everybody stuck together," added Ferguson. "There was no question of the commitment or pride. There was a lack of quality in the last third, but I'm sure that with some hard work this week, we'll get that."