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Ludovic Sylvestre frustrated with current Blackpool situation

Blackpool midfielder Ludovic Sylvestre has endured an extremely frustrating debut season in the English Premier League.

The 27-year old French-born Guadeloupe international, and ex-Barcelona player, has appeared just eight times for the Seasiders this term since his summer move from Czech Liga club Mlada Boleslav in which he signed a two-year deal.

But one year in and Sylvestre says that this campaign has not gone the way he expected, indicating he may be looking for a change of scenery at the end of the season.

"My situation is that I'm on the bench and not playing that much," he told "I think I'm a little bit frustrated because I came here to play and I haven't played so it's quite hard but you see the team has done well even though we have to play and try to beat Man Utd (to stay up)."

Sylvestre is unsure what the future holds for him but he knows one thing - he simply wants to play first team football.

"At the moment I'm not sure," he added. "I have to have a chat with the manager (Ian Holloway) but for me, I would like just to play, so I will speak to the manager and see what he says but I don't want to have the same season like this one because I just want to play."

He said that Holloway was interested in him last summer, hence the reason he came to Bloomfield Road, but the gaffer has failed to put enough faith in him for the Tangerines first team.

"I was in Czech Republic and the gaffer (Holloway) looked at me and he liked my type of football," he added further. "Then there was interest and I said 'why not?' It was a big move to play in the Premier League and it was appealing so I said yes.

"There was interest from some other good teams in Europe but for me it was more interesting to come to Blackpool to play in the Premier League so I decided to come here."

There is a strong chance that Sylvestre will remain in the North West as the likes of Charlie Adam and David Vaughan could be on their way out but he insists that nothing has been sorted just yet.

"As I said I need to have a chat to the manager to see if perhaps next season I will be the one to play week in-week out but I really need to know because I don't want to work all the season not to play. I want to get as many games as possible," he said.

"I have to wait to see if the team stays up or goes down and I just don't want to have the same season as this one.

"Blackpool has great fans, a good manager, good team and quality players but for myself I just want to play."

Sylvestre interview Courtesy of 121 Sports Marketing and Consulting Ltd.

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