Date: 5th March 2017 at 10:01pm
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Manager Gary Bowyer and midfielder Brad Potts have both been giving their thoughts on the weekend’s victory over Morecambe.

Hosting Morecambe at Bloomfield Road for the game, Blackpool took a three one victory on the day with goals coming from Cullen, Potts and an own goal on the day to get us back to winning ways, and Bowyer was pleased to see us register a first win in five attempts.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, a pleased Bowyer spoke about a good attacking performance on the day that kept the visitors on the backfoot and he knew it was key that we got the bright start in as well.

‘We knew all along that we’re capable of scoring goals and we’ve had more opportunities again to score more than the three we did. Full credit to the players for the way they went about it. We started the game well, put them under pressure and we kept the ball in good areas when we were attacking and backed it up and maintained the momentum of the game. It was a great ball from Pottsy for the first and I think you might have to get them both in here to decide who put it in, Pottsy or Mark Cullen. At half-time we just spoke about pushing on again. There’s a lot of learning that has took place since Tuesday and you have to give them credit because they’ve taken it on board.’

Questioned about the switch back to 352 and forcing Morecambe into a tactical change of their own, Bowyer went on to say.

‘We thought we got that right in the first-half and then at half-time we made the change as well, and it shows you how good they are in adapting to different formations. We combated that because just before half-time Morecambe just started to come into it because of their change of shape.’

Bowyer did know however that the third goal was crucial for us holding on to all three points and avoiding a late surge from them.

‘We put Bright on to do exactly that, to take them on the back foot and he’s been asked to score more goals and provide more assists and that’s what he’s done today. Our supporters have been magnificent with us all the way through and we’re delighted for them today.’

With Vassell and Matt missing from the match day squad, Bowyer ended by giving an update on them.

‘Unfortunately Kyle Vassell, in his efforts to score the equaliser on Tuesday, broke his foot, which is bad news. Jamille Matt failed a fitness test this morning and so that was a blow, but what it’s done is provided an opportunity for the likes of Mark Cullen to come in.’

As for Potts, scoring one on the day and assisting another, in his own post game interviews he explained that what mattered now was we took this into the Plymouth Argyle game on Tuesday and looked for back to back wins.

‘If we want to give ourselves a chance of getting into the play-offs we need to back it up on Tuesday. In the past we`ve won games but not kicked on. We knew if we didn`t win the game on Saturday our play-off chances would decrease quite a lot, so the lads were delighted. We knew we had to get three points on the board after recent results, being 2-0 up a few times and giving it away.’

With Potts getting his eleventh goal of the season on the day, he was claiming the first and saying twelve.

‘I`m claiming the first goal, it was nowhere near him. I think it`s gone down as Cullen`s which I`m not happy about, but I`ll take scoring the second. I felt on the break there was more goals to be scored and thankfully I scored the second to give us a bit of breathing space. I was just dying for him (Kelvin Mellor) to play us the ball, I had the run on my midfielder and just focused on hitting the target.’

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