Bash out to prove a point

Blackpool's Chris Basham (left) battles for the ball with Blackburn Rovers David Jones

Blackpool's Chris Basham (left) battles for the ball with Blackburn Rovers David Jones

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CHRIS Basham is hoping to prove a point to former Blackpool boss Ian Holloway on Monday after coming through his comeback game yesterday.

The midfielder returned to the side for the draw at Blackburn after missing almost a month with a broken cheekbone.

He was thrown straight back into the starting line-up by boss Paul Ince and repaid him with an all-action display. Basham’s return is timed perfectly ahead of Holloway’s return with his Crystal Palace side.

Despite signing him from Bolton in 2010, Holloway rarely used the midfielder. It was caretaker boss Steve Thompson who gave him his break back in November.

And Basham said: “Obviously Holloway never included me much when he was here but he did brilliantly at Blackpool. You can’t fault him for what he achieved.

“But I do have a point to prove. He brought me to this club, so he knows what I’ve got and hopefully I can show it on Monday.”

As for the draw at Blackburn, he added: “A point’s a point. we’d have taken one before the game. On paper Blackburn’s team is very good but so is ours.

“All the lads are so disappointed not to have won as we were on top, got the goal, then we sat back.

“The back four sat back, then me and Barry Ferguson did, and before you know it we had Tom Ince and Nathan Delfouneso in our own half.

“It was annoying and their goal was coming. We thought it was offside but it wasn’t.

“The ball fell to Jordan Rhodes and he’s a poacher. We’d been warned about his quality all week.”