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NATHAN JONES ON THE WIN OVER BLACKPOOL

1 April 2017

The gaffer was delighted with his side's performance

Town boss Nathan Jones was impressed with his side’s response from their defeat last week at Colchester as a late Ollie Palmer goal secured all three points against Blackpool this afternoon.

With the game goalless and 90 minutes almost up, substitute Palmer fired home when visiting goalkeeper Dean Lyness forced Luke Gambin’s shot into the path of the Leyton Orient loanee.

The result leaves the Town in fifth, eight points shy of third-placed Portsmouth.

Jones said: “After last week, I asked them for a response and they gave me it, fair play. They don’t disappoint me. Now and again they let themselves down, not me, but they let themselves down. But they were outstanding today.

“For the first 20 minutes, Blackpool didn’t get out of their half. Let’s remember, Blackpool are a team that are flying. We played them in December – they were flying, we beat them.

“Today, we were quality. We had a real structure about us and it could have been more with the chances we had. They had shots from distance, our keeper had to make saves, but we had some real clear cut opportunities we could have done a lot more with.

“They showed me today they have got a real load of character. There’s a lot of negativity floating about. At press conferences, I have had to lift the press, people like that, because I believe in this group and they have responded once again. Brilliant.

“We were excellent, our structure from start to finish, we were quality. In the first 20 minutes we were unlucky not to take the lead. Danny had a great chance, an unbelievable chance to get us in the lead and that’s what we worked on. But we were superb.”


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