Date: 2nd February 2015 at 4:25pm
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Assistant gaffer Alan Thompson has said he was delighted with the response of the team in our one nil victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend.

Having suffered a very heavy defeat in the game against Watford, Thompson told the Official Site that he was pleased with how the players had put that game to ‘bed’ so quickly and picked up an all important win with Jamie O’Hara’s strike.

‘For the manager, the staff and the players, it was probably one of the worst 45 minutes all of us ever had at Watford. We had a big meeting on Monday and discussed it, and we got a lot out of that meeting. We needed to put it to bed quickly after the way we played in the second half at Watford and we did. The boys responded with a win.’

With O’Hara running to Thompson to celebrate his goal on the day, Thompson said that he simply had to make that his level now because he has that quality and he needs to start showing it far more often.

‘We know what Jamie can do, he’s capable of doing that. Previous to the goal, I think the first three or four had hit the first man. He was under a bit of pressure but we’ll take three or four bad ones for a good one.’

With Dom Telford and Henry Cameron in for their first starts in the game as Lee Clark made changes, Thompson also said he was delighted with the energy the youngsters gave us.

‘Two young lads started and gave us a bit of enthusiasm, energy and some quality, then Mark Waddington also came on and did the same. It’s difficult when you’re putting young lads in in our predicament at the bottom of the table but credit to them, they handled it well.’

With Blackpool now having notched up back to back home victories, the assistant gaffer knows that few give us a chance to avoid relegation and most have written us off already, but they will keep going and we have to keep this current run of form at home and then add points on our travels to give us the best chance of surprising everyone.