Give us the credit we deserve says Blackpool boss Bowyer

Jimmy Ryan celebrates his goal with Jay Spearing'Picture: CameraSport
Jimmy Ryan celebrates his goal with Jay Spearing'Picture: CameraSport
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Gary Bowyer hopes his Blackpool side get the credit they deserve after they secured a second consecutive win in convincing style.

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Gary Bowyer hopes his Blackpool side get the credit they deserve after they secured a second consecutive win in convincing style.

Pool picked up back-to-back wins for the first time since September with a one-sided 3-0 victory against Northampton Town at Bloomfield Road.

It caps off a perfect few days for the Seasiders, who have picked up two wins, scored eight and conceded none against Bradford City and Northampton.

Bowyer felt his side didn’t get the plaudits they deserved after their 5-0 thrashing of Bradford at the weekend, a message he was keen to stress after last night’s victory.

He said: “The players deserve an enormous amount of credit because they didn’t get enough for how they performed on Saturday. We were outstanding on Saturday and we were outstanding again here, so it should be about Blackpool and not about Northampton, not about Bradford.

“Don’t write about Bradford fans turning up and about what they were singing, it’s irrelevant. Talk about the performance of our lads.

“Because when we lose, we do talk about our lads. So when we win, make sure we give them the credit they deserve. And they deserve an enormous amount of credit for this performance.”

Blackpool were in outstanding form once again as they swatted Northampton aside with ease, securing the three points thanks to goals from Armand Gnanduillet, Sean Longstaff and Jimmy Ryan.

It takes Pool up into the top half of the table, 11 points clear of the League One drop zone.

Bowyer added: “This game was a real challenge because it was a different game to Saturday. Northampton are fighting for their lives.

“We were on the front foot and we were dominant but they were throwing themselves in front of everything.

“I thought it might just have been one of those nights because their goalie also made an outstanding save from Viv (Solomon-Otabor).

“So the timing of our first goal was good because Viv shows great composure to slip Jimmy Ryan in and then it’s a wonderful pass to Armand.

“The big man deserves credit because sometimes you can slash at those but he didn’t – he just guided it in nicely.

“At half-time we spoke about staying on the front foot and we started the second half very well.

“We hit the woodwork and the goalie has made a couple of great saves, but our second goal is a wonderful goal.

“It’s a wonderful strike from Longy but he’s done it all season. That’s nine for him now this season and eight in the league.

“We then scored a scruffy goal as well, which we’ve not really done this season, so for me that was the most pleasing.”