Michael Nottingham was pleased to step off the bench and make a vital contribution in Blackpool’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers.
The right-back, who hasn’t featured much of late, replaced the injured Donervon Daniels after 19 minutes of the encounter and scored The Seasiders’ goal just after half-time.
“I’m very happy that I got the goal. I was happy to get out on the pitch and help out,” Nottingham said. “We’re disappointed with the result because I thought we were the better team and created the most chances.
“I just didn’t see their goal coming. We looked solid and I thought we were going to go on and get the second goal because it looked like we were getting a lot of chances. It came out of nowhere.”
Speaking of chances, the 29-year-old hopes he’s now done enough to grasp his opportunity and retain a place in the team for Saturday’s trip to Burton Albion.
“I have been frustrated, but the team is so competitive with players competing for different spots. I’ve had to wait for my chance and I think I took advantage of it,” he added.