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Fletch: We Still Believed

22 August 2012

Forward Hails Mentality

Gary Taylor-Fletcher believes there was never any doubt that Blackpool would turn their superior possession into goals, as they left it late to come from behind against Leeds United.

“It was unbelievable, we were missing chance after chance but we still believed and knew that sooner or later one of them was going to go in,” he said.

“As soon as it did, that was it - you could see everyone lift again. When we got that second, we knew we weren’t losing the game, it was just a case of whether we scored again."

The 31-year-old celebrated his 200th appearance in tangerine against United, and the forward played his part in The Seasiders’ opening goal - playing in Stephen Crainey who in-turn supplied the cross for Nouha Dicko to put Blackpool on level terms.

“With the chances we made, we should’ve scored a lot more. We were on the ball, trying to get people going, trying to move them about and in the end they didn’t have a clue what to do, we were just picking the passes and in the end got the goals.

“I was pleased with my performance, it would’ve been nice to get a goal but it’s just as nice to play good football and supply them.”

With Blackpool searching for a way back into the game after falling behind, Taylor-Fletcher had to play much of the second-half in an unfamiliar central midfield role. No stranger to having to adapt to multiple positions, the former Huddersfield man was happy to show his versatility in order to help his side maintain their 100 per cent start to the new campaign.

“I can play all roles and I do like dropping back when we’re dominating play like that. I think I’ve got that little bit of extra intelligence of when to keep it and when to go forward, and I showed that last night.

“It’s one of those things, you get labelled as a utility player and sometimes it hinders you. Me personally, I’ve played most games so I’m happy with that.”

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