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09:00 25th January 2013

Sylvan eager to continue Blackpool scoring streak

His double gave Wolves victory over Blackpool in December, and now Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is hoping to continue his hot streak against the Seasiders this weekend.
The Wolves number nine has scored four in his last two games against Blackpool, with the brace at Bloomfield Road following the two he notched when the teams last met at Molineux.
That game resulted in a 4-0 Premier League victory for Wolves, and Ebanks-Blake admits that those previous goals will mean he goes into the weekend game in confident mood.
"I like playing against Blackpool," he says. "Sometimes when you're playing against teams, you think 'I scored against them in the past', and you get a good feeling. Blackpool is one of those teams for me."
Despite Wolves' struggles this campaign, Ebanks-Blake has again been amongst the goals, having already reached double figures, and he is confident that the team can begin to string together a set of results that can see them challenging towards the top of the division.
"One thing I do know about this league, having played in it for a few years, is that every team can beat every team, and if we put a string of results together anything can happen.
"But we have to start - there's no point talking about things that are not happening yet, we need to get a win under our belts then turn that into two wins."
He adds: "First and foremost we want to try and win against Blackpool - that will breed confidence, which in turn will bring more results."
Of Saturday's opposition, who are without a win in six, Ebanks-Blake says: "They're a good side. They've not got a manager at the minute but they're a good attacking side.
"We've got to use our strength to try and exploit their weaknesses and hopefully try to get a result against them."
The triumph at Bloomfield Road is Wolves' only win in eight, and they have not tasted victory at Molineux since the 1-0 Midlands derby success over Birmingham City in early December.
Ebanks-Blake says the poor home run is as big a source of frustration for the players as it is for the fans, and that there is a determination amongst the squad to pick up what will be only a fifth home win of the season on Saturday.
"Fans want to see results and we want to see results," the striker explains. "If we're not winning, we're not happy and the fans are not happy.
"We need to put in a performance. We obviously want to try and win the game, but the minimum requirement is hard work and determination, and if you produce that, you'll always have everyone on your side."
This month marks five years since Ebanks-Blake was signed from Plymouth Argyle, and with almost 60 goals in Old Gold to his name, the frontman has firmly established himself as a fans' favourite in that time.
After four years working under Mick McCarthy, Ebanks-Blake has seen four different managers in the last twelve months, but says that he his enjoying life under new boss Dean Saunders.
"It's been good so far," he says. "He's got us working hard in training - the training is definitely more intense than it has been.
"The manager believes we have to get back to basics and that's what he's got us working at. We've been working at his methods in training every day - it'll take a bit of time, but the lads have taken to it well. We're unbeaten under him so far, so hopefully we can keep it going." 

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