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Grayson: Really Pleasing Win

Manager Happy With Response From Side

18 September 2019

Simon Grayson was pleased to see Blackpool bounce back with a solid performance last night, as the team recorded a late 1-0 victory at Doncaster Rovers.

A 93rd minute header from Armand Gnanduillet secured a valuable three points and ended a run of consecutive defeats in Sky Bet League One.

“We lost one a few weeks ago at Coventry in the last minute, so to win it is really pleasing for us. If we’d have lost three games on the trot, then it obviously puts a lot of pressure on the players and everybody with it,” the manager said.

“I thought we were far better than we have been recently away from home, and even at home on the weekend. The shape and the compactness of us didn’t really allow Doncaster too many free opportunities. I thought from the first whistle in the first-half we were pretty much in control.

“You know that they’re going to ask questions of you and when they did, we stood up to be counted and nicked the winner at the end.”

The winning goal once again came from that connection between Liam Feeney and Armand Gnanduillet, with the latter stepping off the bench to score his sixth of the season.

“We were under pressure in the last five or 10 minutes of the game, but the defenders did what they needed to do and Liam took us up the pitch and put a fantastic ball in. Armand made the run to get up there and it was great for everybody to see it hit the back of the net. It sent the supporters home happy and the players were delighted in the dressing room.”

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