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Kaikai: Winning Breeds Confidence

6 April 2021

Sullay Kaikai has explained how confidence within the squad remains high, after the Seasiders made it 13 matches unbeaten in the win over Gillingham on Easter Monday.

Neil Critchley’s side hit four past the Gills, with Kaikai grabbing his fifth of the season in a well-worked team goal.

“We’ve been playing well over a consistent period now, and more importantly picking up the wins,” Kaikai said.

“When you pick up a good amount of wins, that breeds confidence and it’s showing on the pitch. We’re playing some really good football. We knew how important the Gillingham game was in terms of keeping the momentum going and ensuring we didn’t let our foot off the pedal, and thankfully we came out as winners quite comfortably in the end.

“Personally, I was also pleased to get on the scoresheet again. It was a well-worked team goal, with Grant Ward playing a good really ball into my feet to tee me up. My first touch was quite instinctive and then I just hit it across the goalkeeper and it’s thankfully found it’s way into the back of the net.”

Jerry Yates’ brace in the victory put him on 20 goals for the season, and Kaikai was full of praise for his team mate.

“It’s crazy that he has hit the 20 goal mark with nine games still to go,” Kaikai said.

“It gives the team confidence when you have a striker in such good form at the top end of the pitch. When things maybe aren’t going so well in a game, which can happen at times, we know we have a striker like Jerry who only needs half a chance to hit the back of the net.”

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