Sullay Kaikai was pleased to score his first Blackpool goal against Gilingham, even though he was unable to celebrate it due to the circumstances.
The Seasiders’ number 10 set the ball rolling for the fightback at Priestfield Stadium, halving the deficit as the team eventually recovered a point.
“I’m delighted to get my first for the club,” Kaikai said. “At the time it was hard to celebrate because of our poor start and wanting to get back and get goals to try and win the game.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t do that, but we’ve come away from Gillingham unbeaten. We’ve now got to keep going and take it into the next game.”
The resilient nature of the performance came as no surprise to the 23-year-old, given the character within the dressing room.
“We have a good team spirit and it’s a good group. We all fight for each other and work for each other. We were just lacking a bit of quality. That will come, and as the season goes on, we’ll get better.”
Despite the improvements still required, Blackpool sit top of the Sky Bet League One table with 10 points from a possible 12.
“I don’t think anybody expected such a great start, but we’ll take it,” Kaikai admitted. “The way we’ve gone about it, our approach has been fantastic, and our attitude has been good. I think we deserve the unbeaten start.”