Beattie to aid survival bid

Misfiring striker confident he can steer Seasiders to safety

Beattie: Goal drought

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James Beattie is determined to end his goal drought and help fire Blackpool to Premier League survival.

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The former England international joined the Seasiders in January on a loan deal which is set to run until the end of the season.

He has plenty of prior experience of life in the English top-flight, having previously turned out for Blackburn, Southampton and Everton and Stoke.

Beattie has, however, failed to find the target since October 2009, with a switch to Rangers last summer failing to reignite his faltering career.

The 32-year-old is convinced he has goals in him, though, and believes he is more than capable of helping Ian Holloway's side steer clear of trouble.

"I'm delighted to be at Blackpool and to be back in the Premier League," said Beattie.

"I haven't really played as much football lately as I'd have liked, but I've kept myself in good shape.

"I just want to go out and show the lads what I'm capable of and chip in with some goals and that will keep us in this division."