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Delfouneso: Point The Least We Deserved

Posted: Mon 12 Nov 2012
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Striker Glad To Be Back On The Goal Trail

Nathan Delfouneso said a point was the least The Seasiders deserved following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers at Bloomfield Road.

The striker replaced the injured Gary Taylor-Fletcher at half-time and scored the all-important equaliser with just nine minutes to go.

It was Delfouneso’s third goal in a tangerine shirt; the other two coming at home in the 4-1 win over Middlesbrough.

"I think we would have been disappointed if we didn't get anything out of the game. I think we played well for the majority of the game, we battled well, worked hard and played some good football.

"I think the minimum we deserved to go away with was a draw so we will take it and move on from there.

“We’ve had our ups and downs the last few weeks, but the character from the boys and the spirit we’ve all got showed out there and we will be looking to continue with that.”

The goal itself was set up by Kevin Phillips, who had only been on the pitch a matter of moments and Delfouneso said that he took inspiration from his fellow striker.

“I said to Kev that I was thinking about his goal against Hull and I just tried to get to the other side of the goal like he did. 

“Luckily the ball just dropped for me and I was able to finish it. I was just happy it went in as I’m a striker and that’s what I’m there for – to go and get goals and help the team and I’m happy to get that one.”

It was obviously Michael Appleton’s first game in charge of The Seasiders and Delfouneso says there is a buzz around the training ground, now that there is a new man at the helm with fresh ideas and impetus.

“It’s been good. There’s a lot of excitement about the place and everyone is just eager to get going with new manager and the staff. 

“The boys are just raring to go and are ready to kick on and start moving up the league again.

“We’re looking to make sure we are solid in all areas, have good shape and be solid from back to front. We need to attack as a team and defend as a team and that’s what we will be looking to do,” added the 21-year-old.