Goalkeeper Reflects On Winning Return To SideColin Doyle was delighted to be back in action and play his part to help Blackpool pick up their first win of the season on Saturday.
The goalkeeper returned from a five-match absence with a shoulder problem to produce a string of fine saves and secure a clean sheet in the process.
"We had a game-plan and we stuck to it," the 30-year-old admitted. "You heard by their fans that we frustrated them and it worked, we got the goal luckily and deservedly kept a clean sheet."
Two saves in particular will no doubt make the Irishman's performance DVD collection, although he's quick to acknowledge that he's just doing his job for the team.
"You're there to make saves, that's your job and your paid to keep the ball out of the net," he said. "I did that on Saturday and we got the win that we needed. Hopefully now we can start pushing up the league."
Despite cramping up at times in the second-half, Doyle showed no adverse reaction to the injury that has kept him sidelined in recent weeks.
"I trained fully towards the end of last week and there was no problem. You get the odd tweak here and there but it felt good and hopefully it will stay up for the rest of the season."
Attentions now turn to backing up the result this weekend, with Saturday's three points bringing more belief to the squad.
"We'll have a good week of training this week and then go off down to Gillingham on Friday. It's a long trip but we'll go into that game full of confidence," Doyle added.