Let's keep up good habits says Blackpool goal hero Sullay Kaikai

Sullay Kaikai wants Blackpool to continue building their “winning habit” as they look to avoid an FA Cup upset in front of the nation’s prying eyes this weekend.
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Following back-to-back wins in league action, the Seasiders now turn their focus to Sunday’s FA Cup first-round tie away to National League South side Eastbourne Borough, which will be televised live on BT Sport (2.30pm).

Neil Critchley’s side have now won three of their last four games in League One and Kaikai believes now is the time to enjoy a winning run, irrespective of the competition.

Sullay Kaikai celebrates Tuesday's winning goal against Wigan AthleticSullay Kaikai celebrates Tuesday's winning goal against Wigan Athletic
Sullay Kaikai celebrates Tuesday's winning goal against Wigan Athletic
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The 25-year-old said: “We have a bit of a break now from the league, with the FA Cup game coming up before our EFL Trophy game (against Leeds United’s Under-21s on Wednesday).

“Every game is important. We’re a team that wants to win every game we play in and this is another game for us to prove ourselves.

“The mood in the dressing room is really good now. At the start of the season we had a lot of results we didn’t deserve.

“We probably played better in certain games than we are at the moment and got nothing, but sometimes that’s just how it works out.

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“We’re getting a bit of luck now but we’re working hard. Winning is always a good habit, so we need to keep it up.

“Fair play to everyone – we’ve stuck at it, we’ve stuck together and we’re reaping the benefits of it now. We’ve worked hard on the training field in recent weeks, so it’s good to see it pay off.

“I feel as though we’ll be able to elevate our game and play even better.”

Kaikai was Blackpool’s matchwinner for the second home game running on Tuesday night, netting the only goal in the 1-0 win against Wigan Athletic.

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The forward added: “It’s always good to get the three points and we certainly deserve the bit of luck we’re getting at the moment.

“We’re playing well and we’re creating chances. As long as I can take them when they drop to me, then I’ll be happy.

“I’ve had a word with a few of the boys and told them about the positions I’m likely to be in and Jerry (Yates) has managed to put it on a plate for me. I just had to do my part and thankfully I did.

“I want to get into those positions more and I’m delighted to get another goal.

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“We probably should have put the game to bed earlier than we did. We had a good three or four chances we should have taken.

“But this is back-to-back wins now, which is something we need to build on. We need to build on this momentum.”