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Posted: Sat 01 Dec 2012
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Manager Delighted To Get First Win

Michael Appleton thought that Blackpool deserved their victory at Peterborough and was delighted to get his first three points as manager.

Following a solid first-half at London Road, The Seasiders went through the gears in the second-half and hit the back of the net on four occasions.

"I'm obviously delighted, the scoreline pretty much reflects certainly the second-half," Appleton admitted. "I said to the players that they 'earned the right to play as well as you did in the second-half because you put in a solid performance in the first-half and didn't give them any encouragement'. I thought we got the goals that our play deserved.

"I do think that we've dominated most of, if not all of, the games so far and I think if we're honest with ourselves, it was a result that was coming."

Wes Thomas made his first start for the club since arriving on loan from Bournemouth and scored his first goal for The Seasiders, as well as winning a penalty. 

"I'm sure there were a few raised eyebrows when I brought him to the club but he's a player I've worked with before and he's spent a lot of his career in the lower leagues, as I've mentioned," the manager said. "I believe in the player, I think he's got ability and he deserves an opportunity."

The one disappointment for Blackpool was the yellow card that Chris Basham received, ruling him out of the game at Crystal Palace due to suspension. It means that Angel Martinez could now get a chance in midfield again, with the Spaniard assisting two goals as a substitute at London Road.

"I spoke to him in the week and I asked him to be patient with me. He's one of those players that has done ever so well for us and I was desperate to play him, but other players in the team were doing well. He'll get an opportunity very, very soon and maybe even next week," Appleton added.