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Gnanduillet: Nice To Win A Game Like This

Forward Thrilled With Late Winner Against Fleetwood

15 April 2018

Armand Gnanduillet was delighted to contribute with Blackpool’s match-winning goal after stepping up off the bench against Fleetwood Town.

The forward found the net with a towering header in the 94th minute at Bloomfield Road to complete a dramatic turnaround against the club’s Fylde Coast neighbours.

“It’s always nice to win a football game like this. I think we deserved the win and we are happy with the win,” Gnanduillet said following the 2-1 victory.   

“When I came on I knew, like every game, I’m going to have one chance, so I did and I’m really happy to score.”

The Frenchman’s winner came courtesy of a cross from team-mate and friend Dolly Menga, who often works at that link-up play.

“Dolly has this ability to cross the ball and go past people. We were practicing a few weeks ago this type of cross and it has worked, so we’re happy.”

Gnanduillet, who scored in Blackpool’s midweek victory against Northampton Town, was unfortunate not to start against Fleetwood, with manager Gary Bowyer revealing that it was one of the toughest decisions he’s had to make while in charge.

Though disappointed, the 26-year-old understood the dilemma facing the manager and was happy to still make his mark on the fixture.

“Sometimes the manager has to make some decisions and it is not easy for him, or the players as well after what we did on Tuesday. I was disappointed not to start but if I don’t start a game and I score a goal like this every game, then I say ‘don’t start me’,” he said.   


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