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Cullen: What I've Been Waiting For

29 September 2015

Goalscorer Delighted With Win

Mark Cullen was overjoyed to bag his first Bloomfield Road goal and set Blackpool on their way to three vital points over Chesterfield this evening.

The striker smashed Blackpool ahead after just two minutes and that laid the foundations for a thoroughly impressive performance under the lights.

It was Cullen’s third strike as a Seasider, but his first on home soil and he couldn’t hide his delight come full-time. 

“It’s what I’ve been waiting for since I’ve been here to get a win in front of our fans,” he said. “I said when I signed that I’d score goals in the 18-yard box. I saw my chance, steamed in and smashed it home. 

“An early goal, it doesn’t matter who scores it, always settles the nerves and the team. I think you could see that in the way we played, we got on the ball, passed it around a bit and the goal really helped us do that.”

Forced to stay firm under spells of Chesterfield pressure, Brad Potts’ effort sealed the victory, and Cullen gave manager Neil McDonald credit for his preparation.

“We managed to maintain the performance, which the gaffer has been talking about. We’d been playing well in patches but needed to extend it for the 90. 

“It was two different types of performance. First-half we were free-flowing, attacking and could have had four or five goals. 

“In the second-half we had to be a bit more disciplined and stick together as a team because they went a bit more direct, but it showed that the lads are together and we pulled off a good win,” he added. 

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