Simon Grayson was pleased to see Blackpool play with a purpose and do enough to record a 2-1 victory at home to Lincoln City.
The manager, without a number of players due to injury, felt his team had to show both sides of the game against the Imps.
“Coming off a defeat in the last home game, we wanted to make sure that we played with a purpose,” Grayson said.
“Sometimes you have to do whatever’s required to win games. I thought first-half we were good with the ball, second-half we had to be good without it because they asked us questions without working us too much.
“They had more possession in the second-half, but we won the game. That’s all you consider.
“We’re not the finished article by a long stretch of the imagination. We had a team out there that was short on a few bodies, but we’ve gone and got the result, and that’s the most important thing.”
Another pleasing point came in the form of Blackpool’s goalscorers, with Sean Scannell and Jordan Thompson notching for the first time this season.
“We’ve spoken in the last 10 days about what we need to do in that final third and have asked questions of the front players, wanting them to be more positive and aggressive and not too safe.
“In the last few weeks we’ve been taking the easy option, when really we’ve wanted them to be brave and show what they’re capable of doing. We’ve got talented players who can score goals.
“It was great for Sean Scannell to come in and score his first goal and you saw Jordan Thompson with a great nutmeg and finish into the far corner. That’s what I was asking and demanding from him before the game.”