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Critchley: I Couldn't Be More Pleased With The Players

2 December 2020

Neil Critchley thought Blackpool were deserved winners over Portsmouth, and felt every player involved put a tremendous shift in.

The Seasiders secured their seventh win in eight games courtesy of Keshi Anderson’s second half goal, and the gaffer was pleased with his side’s ability to come through a tight match with all three points.

“I thought we were outstanding and deserved the win,” Critchley said.

“We had control of the game and had some really promising situations throughout which we didn’t fully capitalise on. But, we scored a fantastic goal and kept a clean sheet against the top goal scorers in the division who were unbeaten away from home coming into the game.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the performance of every single player.”

The decisive moment came in the second half, courtesy of Keshi Anderson’s first league goal for the Club, and Critchley was pleased with his contribution after only recently returning from injury.

“Like a lot of the players, I thought Keshi was bright and did well,” he said.

“Going with Keshi and Jerry in the final third was something we felt would be effective on the night. Their pace and movement caused Portsmouth all sorts of problems, so it was a really effective display in the final third.

“It was nice for Keshi to get that type of goal, as he has real quality in the final third. CJ did really well on the right hand side to pull it back to Keshi, and the finish was brilliant.

“It was a great goal to win the game, and we’re pleased to get another three points on the board.”

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