Jerry Yates was pleased to get off the mark for the season as his double fired Blackpool to a 2-1 victory over Burton Albion on Saturday.
The forward, who has been unlucky to not find the net on other occasions so far this campaign, opened his League One account for the Seasiders on the 20th minute mark after finishing coolly from Sullay Kaikai’s pass.
Yates managed to grab his and Blackpool’s second with 15 minutes remaining, after converting from the penalty spot following a foul on Marvin Ekpiteta to fire the visitors to all three points at the Pirelli Stadium.
Reflecting on a hard-fought three points, Yates admitted he is pleased to have got off the mark.
“It was nice to get a couple of goals, hopefully it’s the start of a good run for me,” he said.
“It was a very tough game, we had to battle hard. We’re happy to get our first away win of the season. We want to kick on now and show what we can do.
After causing problems for Burton Albion with his strike partner all afternoon, the forward praised Gary Madine and is looking forward to developing their striking partnership, ahead of the test against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday evening.
“He’s great to play with. He did all the dirty work to be honest. All credit to him, he’s unbelievable to play with and long may it continue.
“We’ll be back in training on Sunday and focusing on the game against Wigan. It’s important we take the positives into Tuesday and look to climb up the table now.”