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Lyness: Easy Decision

16 February 2016

Goalkeeper On Blackpool Return

Dean Lyness says he had no qualms about returning to Blackpool for another loan spell at Bloomfield Road.

The goalkeeper, who made seven appearances for the club prior to New Year, made his second debut for The Seasiders on Saturday after Neil McDonald moved quickly following injury to Colin Doyle.

"I got the phone call to say that there was an opportunity to come back here and I was more than willing to come back up. It was just a case of getting all the paperwork done and making way up here on Friday night," the 24-year-old said.

"The gaffer and the coaching staff here have expressed a real desire to try and get me and as soon as they got in touch, I didn't take much persuading."

While back at his parent club Burton Albion he has continued to work hard and wait for an opportunity, and he's now determined to grasp it with both hands again at Blackpool.
 
"The management at Burton have been great with me since I've been back, I still feel sharp, fit and ready to go. If I can contribute, then brilliant."

Unable to keep a clean sheet on Saturday, Lyness laments the opening half hour of the performance against Shrewsbury Town and hopes to be part of a side putting things right against Oldham Athletic tonight.  

"It was a made 30 minutes that cost us, really. After that we were completely dominant and a few chances fell just on the wrong side for us, and we could have escaped with a point or possibly a win.

"But that game is gone now and our full focus is on the game tonight. If we get the points then it helps us pull away a little bit and stops Oldham catching up. That's what we'll be trying to do," he admitted.

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