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Gilks Praises Never-Say-Die Attitude

31 August 2013

Goalkeeper On Win Against Watford

Matt Gilks praised Blackpool's 'never-say-die' attitude following another 1-0 victory at Bloomfield Road. 

The goalkeeper was in top form as The Seasiders held firm to beat Watford and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. 

As players once again played out of position because of injuries, the character within the squad came to the fore and Blackpool's number one left the ground with the Man of the Match award. 

"I am really pleased with my own performance but it's not about individuals at this club. We're a team and we stick together. It's a never-say-die attitude that we have here," Gilks said.

The game could have been different had Troy Deeney converted a 14th minute penalty, but Gilks was on hand to deny the striker.

"You couldn't complain that wasn't a penalty. It was the most obvious penalty and you can't argue with that. Thankfully I went the right way and saved it."

Blackpool rode their luck a little in the first-half but a smart goal from the returning Thomas Ince sealed another massive victory. 

"I think it was busy for everyone first-half because they didn't half come at us early doors, but we knew that was going to happen. Obviously we've got a lot of injuries in the team and we shuffled about a bit. We stayed resolute and strong and managed to keep it at 0-0 at half-time. We then managed to just nick the win again, like we did against Reading. 

"We're very hard working for each other and it pays dividends in the end. Incey comes on and scores a great goal that puts us top of the league," he added.


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