Dan Kemp was delighted to get on the Blackpool scoresheet for the first time on Wednesday evening, as the Seasiders progressed to the next round of the Papa John’s Trophy.
After an intense recent period, Neil Critchley made several changes ahead of the visit of Leeds United’s U21’s to Bloomfield Road.
With just 10 minutes on the clock, Kemp opened his account in Tangerine. Bez Lubala’s wonderful cross was met by the midfielder, who fired his first-time effort past Kiko Casilla to give Blackpool the perfect start.
An own-goal from Codey Drameh and Ethan Robson’s spectacular second-half strike capped off a comfortable evening for Critchley’s side. Reflecting on his first goal for the Club, the on-loan West Ham man was delighted to get off the mark.
“It was a great feeling to score.
“It’s something I work on a lot in training, that movement to get into the box. It was a great ball from Bez, and I was happy to put it away.”
With four consecutive wins in all competitions, Kemp believes Blackpool are starting to show their full ability and insists he is determined to build on his own personal display.
“We’re working hard. When you get an opportunity to play, I want to go out there and show that I’m ready and that I can perform and work hard for the team.
“We’re all really delighted. It’s another good win for us, and we’ve picked up some really good form now.
“Winning breeds confidence, and that’s what we’re looking to continue to do.
“Any chance to play at Wembley is what every player wants. We want to win every game in this competition, it’s just about building on this now and looking to go as far as we can,” he added.