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Blackpool keeper Gilks targets play-offs as well as Cup run

Blackpool goalkeeper Matthew Gilks is looking for the club to continue their recent run of good form by pushing into the Championship play-off spots whilst staying alive in the FA Cup.

The Seasiders sit seventh on the tier two table, having lost just two of their past 13, and meet League One Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the Cup competition on Saturday.

Gilks feels that promotion is not too far out of the question for Blackpool whilst targeting at least another match in the FA Cup which is something the west coast club hasn't achieved very often.

"Hopefully, a few more wins and with the run of games that we have got we can cement a place in the play-offs," he told Sky Sports News.

"I think we are eyeing automatic. We want to go up without the stress and worrying about the play-offs, but I think we are going to be up there at the end of the season anyway.

"I've just been told that Blackpool have only got to the fifth round twice in the last 50 years," he added.

"I think with the squad that we have now, we can definitely make that three times."

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