Last Updated: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:56
New boss Michael Appleton promised a clear-out of his unfit Blackpool ranks despite beginning his reign with a creditable 2-2 draw against Bolton.
The Tangerines needed goals from Tom Ince and Nathan Delfouneso to fight back on two occasions after Bolton had twice taken the lead through Mark Davies and Lee Chung-yong.
Appleton acknowledged that Ince's curler would only increase the speculation surrounding his future but insisted his first priority was to get to grips with the sizeable Blackpool squad.
"There are a lot of players here," he said. "Having over 40-odd pros is difficult and we need to wither that down. We need to be fit, I don't think we're fit enough yet and we're working on that by doing extra work. We have to be fit when we go out on the pitch.
"After going behind twice you can come away from the game happy with a point. But breaking the game down in terms of control and possession, maybe we're disappointed not to have taken the opportunities we had in the game.
"Tom (Ince) scored a terrific goal and there are two or three players who I'm sure will be getting a lot of interest from elsewhere. But we have to create an environment for the likes of Tom and Matty (Phillips) where they don't want to leave the club and when they do it's the right time to do it for us and for them."
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