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McMahon: We Stood Up To Battle

11 March 2014

Tony McMahon's reaction to the Millwall win

The closing stages of Blackpool's pressure-relieving victory over Millwall saw bodies being thrown on the line for the cause, and nobody was more prepared to muck in than Tony McMahon.

Asked to do a job in midfield this evening, McMahon returned from suspension and gave everything for the cause, as The Seasiders stopped the rot.

It was a first victory in a Blackpool shirt since his transfer in January, and McMahon feels it was richly deserved.

"Everyone to their man stood up to the battle, to get those three points was massive for us. It probably wasn't the best game on the eye, but who cares, we got three points and that's what we needed," said McMahon.

"That is why you play football, pressure. We rose to it, we knew Millwall were right on our toes, they had a good win on Saturday, so we knew nothing but three points was needed tonight and we've done the job and got over the line.

"Everyone was on their feet at the end, we had to dig deep and it was a great goal from big Ric."

Ricardo Fuller's goal proved the difference, along with Matt Gilks' penalty save, as Blackpool eased the pressure at the bottom of The Championship.

And despite results not coming since his arrival at Bloomfield Road, McMahon always had faith in the dressing room.

"There is a bit of relief, obviously it's been a long time since we won, but we knew we had to stick together and that is exactly what we did tonight.

"Results did go for us, but they didn't go for us on Saturday, we have to keep concentrating on what we do. We have to build on tonight. 

"The manager pulled me last night and told me (about playing in midfield) and said he wants me to do a job there. He knows what he's going to get, I'm going to work my socks off and I was just pleased when that final whistle came.

"Since I've been here I haven't seen anything to suggest that we're not a good side. We've got some good players in that dressing room, we'll stick together and we'll keep going to the end."

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