Manager On 3-1 Win Against Morecambe
Gary Bowyer was pleased to see his side get back to winning ways at Bloomfield Road with a 3-1 victory over Lancashire neighbours Morecambe.
The Seasiders immediately put the opposition on the back foot and the attacking display could and should have warranted more in front of goal.
Speaking post-match, here's what the manager had to say...
Good attacking performance.
We knew all along that we're capable of scoring goals and we've had more opportunities again to score more than the three we did. Full credit to the players for the way they went about it.
Strong start vital.
We started the game well, put them under pressure and we kept the ball in good areas when we were attacking and backed it up and maintained the momentum of the game. It was a great ball from Pottsy (for the first) and I think you might have to get them both in here to decide who put it in, Pottsy or Mark Cullen. At half-time we just spoke about pushing on again.
There's a lot of learning that has took place since Tuesday and you have to give them credit because they've taken it on board.
Switch back to 3-5-2 and forcing Morecambe into a tactical change.
We thought we got that right in the first-half and then at half-time we made the change as well, and it shows you how good they are in adapting to different formations. We combated that because just before half-time Morecambe just started to come into it because of their change of shape.
Crucial third goal.
We put Bright on to do exactly that, to take them on the back foot and he's been asked to score more goals and provide more assists and that's what he's done today.
Long-awaited win at home.
Our supporters have been magnificent with us all the way through and we're delighted for them today.
Vassell and Matt missing.
Unfortunately Kyle Vassell, in his efforts to score the equaliser on Tuesday, broke his foot, which is bad news. Jamille Matt failed a fitness test this morning and so that was a blow, but what it's done is provided an opportunity for the likes of Mark Cullen to come in.