Cullen: Blackpool bouncing after win

Mark Cullen celebrates Tuesday's goal
Mark Cullen celebrates Tuesday's goal
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Mark Cullen hopes Tuesday’s superb win against Chesterfield can finally kick-start Blackpool’s season.

The striker fired an early goal in the 2-0 victory at Bloomfield Road, their first on home soil for eight months.

Pool’s second win of the season lifted them off the foot of League One and Cullen said: “I’d like to think we can kick on as a team now we’ve managed to get that lack of a home win off our back.

“We are all bouncing in training and we can’t wait for Saturday’s game.

“No-one was happy after the performance at Shrewsbury on Saturday. We were in on Sunday and had a real good chat.

“From then on in we were all looking forward to Tuesday and I think some of the football we played was good to watch. We could have scored five or six.

“We need to finish games off but luckily we were able hold tight and get a second goal.”

Cullen burst on to the scene with two goals on his Pool debut in the opening-day draw at Colchester.

But the 23-year-old had to wait 10 more games for his third of the season. “It had been a while since I got a goal and it was nice to score so early on Tuesday,” he said. “I probably should have scored another one.

“It was a huge relief. Obviously we hadn’t won at home for a while and we are now ready to go again on Saturday against Swindon.

“The league table doesn’t lie and we’ve been at the bottom for a while, but it’s about building on a superb display and working up the table.”

Cullen had spent many of those barren games playing as a lone striker, often chasing shadows in attack.

More recently he’s had a partner up front in Jack Redshaw, which Cullen much prefers. “Jack’s a pleasure to play with. He creates good space,” he said.

“We are great pals off the pitch, so it’s great to play alongside him. I know everyone says all this stuff but we have a good group of lads here. Hopefully now we can really look forward.”