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Ince Delighted With Disciplined Display

9 March 2013

Manager Pleased After First Win

Paul Ince praised the discipline of his Blackpool players, as they came back from behind to beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road. 

A resilient and determined performance highlighted what the manager wants from his side, with the players staying in the game and then capitalising on some momentum. 

"Even when we went a goal down they showed great spirit and ability to play the game," he said. "We still believed and we knew that if we got the next goal, the crowd would be a little apprehensive and we could go on and win it. That's what we did. 

"We looked assured and I think sometimes, even when you go a goal down, you've still got to keep your discipline and that shape. As soon as you start changing your shape they will cut you to pieces. The pleasing thing for me is that we kept our discipline and got our just rewards."

The victory was Ince's first as Blackpool manager, yet he was more delighted for those around him after the full-time whistle.  

"I'm pleased for the lads and I'm pleased for the fans," he admitted. "The lads were buzzing in the dressing room so I'm happy to see them happy. 

"The lads are still learning what we want, the demands that we're putting on them and what we expect. This result is a big boost for the lads and the fans but we've got a long way to go. It's a great win and I think it was a thoroughly deserved win."

All attentions now turn to next weekend's home game against Peterborough United, with The Seasiders looking to build further on this result. 

"That's six points from our last four games now so it's a steady start and we'll work on things now for next Saturday against Peterborough. Hopefully we can then start looking upwards rather than downwards," the manager added.


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