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McMahon Proud After Victory

6 October 2014

Skipper Delighted With Win

Blackpool captain Tony McMahon believes Friday’s victory over Cardiff City could prove the catalyst for the club’s season.

The victory was Pool’s first this campaign and lifted them off the bottom of The Championship, going into the international break.

While delighted with the three points, the defender insists The Seasiders must kick-on from here during the winter months.

“We can’t rest on our laurels. Getting that first win is probably the hardest one, so hopefully we can go on a little run now and pick up a few points,” said McMahon.

“Every single one of us put a shift in, including the manager, and he got it spot on against Cardiff. I’m just gutted it’s the international break and we’ve got to wait for the next match.

“It was perfect timing. Obviously everyone from the outside will have been watching on the TV, so hopefully we surprised a few.”

The joy was even greater on Friday evening, as McMahon led Blackpool to victory for the first time as skipper.

After a number of draws in recent weeks, the defender says he always had faith that a victory was coming.

“On the Tuesday night we were brilliant against Middlesbrough and we could have nicked it. I said in my programme notes that hopefully we can go one better.

“I didn’t for one minute think Cardiff were going to score. We were solid at the back and limited them to very few chances.

“From the inside we’ve stuck together since day one. Sometimes difficult circumstances bring you closer together and you could see at the end everyone was on their feet,” he said. 

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