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Sylvestre: Great Team Effort

Posted: Mon 15 Apr 2013
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Midfielder Delighted With Derby Win

Ludovic Sylvestre was the player who grabbed all the headlines over the weekend after his stunning strike proved to be the difference in the Lancashire derby, but the Frenchman wasn't for taking all the glory and paid tribute to his team-mates.

It was the 29-year-old's second goal in as many games, while it was also his first time he had found the net at Bloomfield Road with his six previous strikes in a tangerine shirt all coming away from home.

"It was a good goal, but I think the win was down to a team effort. It was a hard game, another derby, and I think we did well and we deserved the win.

"It's the first goal I've scored at home so I am really happy for the team first of all, because it was an important game that we had to win and for the fans as well because they always support me and I'm happy for them."

The win took The Seasiders up to 12th spot in The Championship but Sylvestre is warning The Seasiders against complacency heading into the final four games.

"I don't really know if 54 points is enough, but I think we need to win the next game because if we do I think afterwards it could be more relaxed for us.

"We have to keep going, not only me, but the whole team and hopefully we will be safe very soon.

"Everybody is happy because it wasn't an easy game as they are a good side, but we played our game and we deserved the win."

The last two goals at Bloomfield Road are both goal of the season contenders with Matt Phillips and Sylvestre coming up with fine strikes, but the midfielder doesn't care how they go in.

"I thought when I shot that if it was on target it could go in and it was a good strike so I am very happy. The thing is that even if I scored with my shin pad it's a goal too so I am just happy for everybody.

"The gaffer believes in me, which is always nice and this gives me confidence and I just want to keep going, playing football."