Blackpool boss thankful for striker's starring show
Ellis Simms earned the praise of Neil Critchley after his matchwinning display during Blackpool’s midweek victory against Doncaster Rovers.
The striker bagged both goals in Pool’s 2-0 win, helping Critchley’s side pick up the points they needed to book a place in the League One play-offs with a game to spare.
The 20-year-old’s brace capped off a virtuoso display from the Everton loanee, who now has seven goals since arriving at Bloomfield Road in January.
Simms combined superbly with strike partner Jerry Yates throughout and, if it wasn’t for Doncaster keeper Louis Jones, he could have notched even more.
“He was a real handful, a real handful,” Critchley told The Gazette.
“Him and Jerry caused a lot of problems with their movement, pace and energy.
“Ellis scored two but he could have quite easily walked away with the match ball – but the goalkeeper has made some great saves.
“It’s a big performance from him and he looked like a really good centre-forward.
“The longer it stayed at 1-0 in the second half, you’re fearing you might get stung, but thankfully Ellis got the second goal.”
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