First-Team Coach Delighted To Progress In CompetitionRichie Kyle was delighted to see a number of players step up and stake claims for regular starting spots following a 2-1 victory over Port Vale in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Goals from Jarrett Rivers and Clark Robertson helped the team progress to the next round of the competition, against a side fresh from beating Sheffield United at the weekend.
"It was good to have a look at the lads that haven't played as much football as they would have liked," he told the official website. "It was good to see that the performances levels were high and the fitness levels were high, and everybody in the changing room is delighted to get through to the next round.
"It's a headache for the manager, myself and the staff to put a team out now on a weekly basis, which is what you want."
The Seasiders went into the fixture missing a number of players due to injury, however you wouldn't have thought so from the determined performance on show.
"We've had a lot of games and had a few knocks and bruises over the weekend so we had to change it because we had players unavailable to us. It gave other players the chance to come in and stake a claim.
"It's a squad game and everybody seems to be proving a point at the minute because they want to be in that team."
The result means Blackpool will go into the draw for the third round, which takes place on Soccer AM on Saturday. Having now won three games in all competitions, Kyle is keen to keep up the momentum.
"We want to get as far as we can in every competition because winning games breeds confidence. There's a good feeling about the place and we want to keep that winning mentality up and keep winning football matches," he added.