Blackpool - Exclusive: Shelvey wants Blackpool stay
UK time is: 16:39:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Exclusive: Shelvey wants Blackpool stay

Vital Blackpool understands that loan star Jonjo Shelvey wants to stay at Bloomfield Road for the remainder of the season.

The 19-year-old has been in superb form during his spell in the Championship - attracting the interest of Premier League Wolves.

However, it is our understanding that he is keen to play out the rest of the campaign on the Fylde Coast and has asked Kenny Dalglish to prolong his stay.

'Blackpool are a good team with good players and I have asked [Liverpool] if I can stay here for the season.

'It is not that far from home and I think we could achieve something,' he told website sources at a recent club event.

'I am really enjoying it here, I want to play football. Obviously I want to break into the Liverpool first team, but I think playing at a good club is giving me the best chance of ultimately doing that.'

After a scintillating debut, Jonjo took a couple of games to get into his stride in midfield. But once he moved forward into the front three, Jonjo and Blackpool clicked. It was inevitable that the vultures would begin to circle.

But what does the man himself think of his time at Blackpool? Understandably any Premier league player wants to be playing in Premier league games, but the wise ones recognise that a backward step at a good Championship club can catapult their prospects. And boy have Blackpool shown that in recent times.

He confirmed he is relishing his time at the seaside - particularly in a more favoured forward role. 'I'll be honest. I don't like the defending too much, so playing further forwarded has been better for me' he said, as a smile stretched across his face.

And the youngster is happy to be able to express himself before eventually making the step onto the bigger stage, much like Charlie Adam, who swapped tangerine for red over the summer.

'Absolutely. That's what the manager here wants to do,' he said.

'He [Ian Holloway] wants to play good football and get back up. If I can help in that than that would be brilliant.'

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Jack Gaughan and Simon Heaney Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 23 2011

Time: 2:10PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Great exclusive chaps ,another exclusive for the Vital crew
Report Abuse
23/11/2011 15:53:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Port Vale vs Blackpool (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Blackpool vs Swindon Town (Sunday October 4 2015)

Team vs Swindon (Saturday October 3 2015)

Blackpool vs Chesterfield (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Ranger: 'I Should Have Given More' (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Shrewsbury vs Blackpool (Sunday September 27 2015)

Oyston Meets With Fans Progress Group (Friday September 25 2015)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Oldham 11 1 8 2 -4 11
19. Shrewsbury 11 3 2 6 -4 11
20. Scunthorpe 11 3 2 6 -4 11
21. Doncaster 11 2 5 4 -5 11
22. Blackpool 11 3 2 6 -8 11
23. Fleetwood 11 2 3 6 -5 9
24. Crewe 11 1 3 7 -9 6

Breaking League News

Crewe 2 Latics 3 - JPT Big Game Report
Wigan : 07/10/2015 16:18:00
Port Vale vs Blackpool
Blackpool : 07/10/2015 15:11:00
Approach For Dean Smith 'Categorically Rejected'
Walsall : 07/10/2015 13:53:00
Plummer Fills Senior Cup Gap
Walsall : 07/10/2015 13:11:00
City Can Move On Quickly From JPT Exit
Coventry : 07/10/2015 11:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackpool v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Blackpool win 29%
Huddersfield win 56%
Draw 15%