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Ince: Fuller Was Outstanding

Posted: Sat 30 Nov 2013
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Manager Praises Performance Of Striker

Blackpool manager Paul Ince was full of praise for Ricardo Fuller after the Jamaican starred in the 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. 

Ince, back on the touchline following a five-match stadium ban, labelled his striker 'unplayable' as The Seasiders returned to winning ways. 

"It was nice to be back with a win, nice to be back with a clean sheet and nice to see Ricky Fuller play the way he did today," he said. 

"I think he was immense. I gave him two or three days off last week and he's changed his boots, which helped. I thought he was outstanding today. When he's like that he's unplayable. He deserved more than just the one goal that he got."

Fuller's sixth minute opener set the standard for the flow of the game, although Ince was a little unhappy with how the first-half panned out.  

"Overall I thought we were by far the better side. In the first-half we got the early goal and in a way that was probably a bad thing for us because I just thought we maybe got a bit complacent. I came in at half-time and had a go at the players because I wasn't best pleased with the way we performed. In the second-half it was just one-way traffic."

The second goal, scored by Dan Gosling, finally sealed all three points, giving The Seasiders a bit of room for manoeuvre.    

"If you can get the first goal, then hopefully you can get the second and have a breather. That's what we need and we've not had that all season, apart from Doncaster at the start of the season. We got that today."

Gary MacKenzie, who left the pitch with a bandaged head, was another player who drew the plaudits from the manager. 

"He's sitting there in the changing room with blood all over his head - and that epitomises what we're all about. We have to be like that week in, week out because we can't afford not to. If we're not on our mettle, we'll get beat."

The players will now report for training again tomorrow, prior to a midweek trip to Yeovil Town on Tuesday night.  

"It will be a tough, tough game because they beat Forest at home 3-1. We'll just keep going and see where it takes us," Ince added.