Caretaker manager Barry Ferguson has urged fans to forget their displeasure with chairman Karl Oyston and cheer Blackpool to victory against Birmingham on Saturday.

A group of supporters are planning to protest during the game at Bloomfield Road, but Ferguson hopes they will restrict it to before and after the encounter.

The Seasiders are without a win in 15 games and Ferguson himself has yet to taste victory while holding the reins.

The 36-year-old told the Blackpool Gazette: "I can't tell the fans what to do, but at the end of the day we have 90 minutes here and we need to win a game.

"The games I've been in charge against Nottingham Forest and Doncaster, the fans have been unbelievable.

"I'd expect the same on Saturday."

Blackpool are desperate for a win and Ferguson is confident the supporters will back the team.

He said: "We are all pulling in the same direction and we all want the same thing, which is three points.

"I'd expect the fans to get behind us."