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Aldred: Signal Of Intent

13 December 2015

Defender On Wigan Win

Tom Aldred believes Blackpool's impressive victory at Wigan Athletic on Saturday was a real statement of intent.

The defender headed home the winner with his first goal for the club and then typified the team display with a heroic defensive performance.

The victory, only Pool's second on the road in the league, moved Neil McDonald's side out of the bottom four and had them looking up. 

"To get the three points at Wigan is massive and a big signal of intent from us," Aldred said. 

"There was some big performances out there, not just from myself. My mate Clark (Robertson) beside me was brilliant, as well as Hayden (White), 'Fergie' and Will (Aimson). 

"Everybody really did put a shift in. I'm really enjoying playing at the minute and that game was right up my street."

Aldred rose the highest to head home David Ferguson's corner before the break, before following it up with a knee slide to celebrate his winner.

"It was a bit of movement inside the box and I managed to wriggle away from my marker. 

"It was a decent ball from David Ferguson and I just put my head on it and directed it towards goal, but unfortunately the celebration wasn't as good," he added. 

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