Blackpool player was 'on top of his game' during win against Oxford United, according to Neil Critchley

Neil Critchley felt Sullay Kaikai was "on top of his game" during Blackpool's 2-0 win against Oxford United yesterday.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 9:00 am

Read More

Read More
Oxford United 0-2 Blackpool: Superb Seasiders close gap on League One play-offs ...

The forward was in scintillating form for the Seasiders as they leapfrogged their opponents in the league table with their fourth straight away win.

Kaikai has had up and down season to date, scoring just three goals from 30 appearances in all competitions.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

But the former Crystal Palace man was a threat from set-pieces all afternoon against Oxford, getting himself into some threatening attacking positions and was also on point with his pressing throughout.

The only thing lacking was a goal, something the 25-year-old almost put right when he was slipped through on goal by Jerry Yates, only to be denied by the Oxford keeper.

“I thought Sullay was a real threat, he looked on top of his game," Critchley told The Gazette.

“He picked up some lovely positions and drove forward well, got shots off and looked to slide players in.

Kaikai was hugely influential for Blackpool against Oxford yesterday

“Again, the only thing I’d say about Sullay is that he deserved to score and he probably could have done.

“But his general play and his overall play summed up the whole team performance, he was top, top drawer.”

Thanks for reading. If you value what we do and are able to support us, a digital subscription is just £1 for your first month. Try us today by clicking here