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Lyness Happy To Contribute

7 December 2016

Goalkeeper On Doncaster Win

Dean Lyness was delighted to play his part and help Blackpool through in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday evening.

The goalkeeper saved from Jordan Houghton and Will Longbottom as The Seasiders progressed in a penalty shootout at Doncaster’s expense.

It was Lyness’ first appearance since a six-week injury lay-off and he was delighted to see Pool go through. 

“We’re doing well in the cup competitions so credit to the boys, we all turned up and did the job,” he said. 

“I was fuming because I thought I should have done better with a couple (of penalties). It’s luck of the draw and thankfully I went the right way and managed to get to a couple of them.”

The Seasiders put in a strong performance in South Yorkshire, which shows the quality of the squad, according to Lyness. 

“Especially first-half we were excellent and it was great to get the job done in the end.

“It was frustrating to concede the goal so soon after half-time, but we reacted well, dug in when we needed to and showed some good character. 

“We’ve almost got two different elevens. We made a lot of changes tonight and it shows the strength in depth we’ve got. Everyone’s ready to come in when needs be,” he added. 

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