Nathan Delfouneso acknowledged that his first career hat-trick was long overdue after taking home the match ball yesterday.
The forward, who scored a brace against Middlesbrough on his initial home debut for the club back in 2012, was delighted to finally get that elusive third goal in Blackpool’s 5-0 victory against Bradford City.
“I think that’s long overdue, but I’m really happy that I’ve managed to go and do that and help us go and get the three points. Here’s to many more,” Delfouneso said.
The performance from the 27-year-old, as well as that of Viv Solomon-Otabor on the opposite wing, was something that pleased manager Gary Bowyer, who has been pushing the pair to produce on a consistent basis.
“He’s always on to us about delivering the goods and doing it for 90 minutes as well. We’ve got to make sure that we’re a constant threat in everything that we do. He’s got a belief in us and we’ve got to show that back to him as well. Thankfully we did that in this match. Viv’s goal was brilliant and great individual work,” he admitted.
The Seasiders scored five goals from seven shots on target against The Bantams, and that ruthlessness in attack has been called for on several occasions throughout the campaign.
“I would like to say that it was due, a result like that. There’s been times this season where we’ve been in a game where we’ve felt we should have scored a lot more goals. It came off for us against Bradford and I’m really happy with that,” Delfouneso added.