Manager Gary Bowyer has lavished praise on goalkeeper Joe Lumley following another commanding display between the sticks.
The on-loan QPR man didn’t have many saves to make in Blackpool’s 2-0 victory at Portsmouth on the weekend, however his presence and decision making proved key to the clean sheet.
“He’s played superbly again without having a great deal to do,” Bowyer said. “The calmness he brings, knowing that he’s coming for crosses, especially against Portsmouth with the height of Hawkins, Burgess and Clark from set-plays, was so important and he executed it perfectly. He’s going to be a top, top goalkeeper in my opinion.”
Meanwhile, Bowyer has confirmed that midfielder Sean Longstaff missed the fixture at Fratton Park after sustaining a knock to his hip in training. The 20-year-old is expected to return for Saturday’s match against Northampton Town, though.