Blackpool: Lee Clark to ride rollercoaster if club stay up

Lee Clark
Clark's only point as Blackpool boss came in a 2-2 draw at Fulham

Blackpool manager Lee Clark has promised he will overcome his fear of rollercoasters and ride 'Big One' if they avoid relegation.

The Seasiders currently sit bottom of the Championship and are ten points from safety under 42-year-old Clark.

When Blackpool's 'Big One' opened in May 1994 it was the tallest and steepest rollercoaster in the world, climbing to a height of 235ft (71m).

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Clark aiming for 'best achievement'

"I'm terrified, but I'm ready to do it, I hope I've got to do it," he said.

"I'll have to have a few glasses of beer before I get on it."

Clark took over at Bloomfield Road at the end of October and has picked up one point in his three games in charge so far.

"Whenever we've gone to the States with my kids I've had to be the one to do it, and I absolutely dread it," he continued to BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I drove past the one at the Pleasure Beach and I was like 'look at the size of that, I would be terrified', and we made this deal.

"I don't know why I agreed to it. We're just desperate to keep the club up."

Big One, Blackpool
Blackpool's 'Big One' is the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the UK

Since arriving at Blackpool the former Huddersfield and Birmingham boss has been busy recruiting players, bringing in Brian Lenihan, Jacob Murphy, Jonathan Legear, Jamie O'Hara and Chris Eagles.

Asked where it would rank in terms of achievements in his career if he did keep the club up, Clark said: "The best, the best bar none.

"Nothing would match it because it means that you've done something unbelievable.

"We know it's going to be extremely difficult but we still believe.

"We've had the week where we've had the chance to work with the players and we hope we see the rewards of that come out against Bolton."

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