Tuesday night’s Man of the Match, Ellis Simms, has explained how pleased he and the rest of the Blackpool squad are after securing a place in the League One play-offs with a match to spare.
The Everton loanee grabbed both goals in a 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers, which saw the Seasiders climb up to third in the league table, ahead of the final game of the regular season on Sunday, when Bristol Rovers come to Bloomfield Road.
“It was a great result and one we can all be proud of,” Simms said.
“We knew we needed a point on the night to secure our place in the play-offs, but we managed to get the win. I think overall, we’ve had a successful season up to this point, but there is still a lot of work to do. In being third at this stage, the table reflects just how well the team has done over the past six months or so, and we can be really pleased with where we are at at the moment.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here since joining in January. My main objective was to play and help the team push on as much as I can, and I managed to do that on Tuesday.”
With Simms now on seven goals for the season, both he and striking partner Jerry Yates have scored crucial goals for the side to push the side to where they are, and Simms admits he loves playing alongside his team mate up top.
“Myself and Jerry have started to build up a connection up front, and it seems to be working well lately,” he said.
“We understand each other’s game and are both either scoring goals or setting each other up as much as we can. The more we play alongside each other, the better we’ll become and it’s a great feeling to play alongside him.”