Matt Scrafton's player ratings: Jerry Yates back on the goal trail as Blackpool close in on play-off spot with comfortable win against relegated Northampton

Blackpool just need one more point from their final two games to guarantee their spot in the League One play-offs after beating doomed Northampton Town in comfortable fashion yesterday.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 8:00 am
Jerry Yates scored twice and also bagged an assist

Here's how Pool's players rated during the 3-0 win...

Only had one save to make, but distributed well from the back, even when under pressure as he kept his 20th clean sheet.
Caught out of position a couple of times early on but unflustered for the remainder of the game. Becoming more and more vocal.

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Made a hash of an early clearance, but composed himself and didn’t put a foot wrong for the rest of the game.
Made an important early clearance as Northampton started brightly. Brought off at the end when on a booking.
Just never lets you down. Started the game at wing-back, but ended it performing superbly in midfield.
Opened the scoring with a well-taken finish. Could have had another one or two, but set-piece deliveries were excellent.
Mopped up play superbly. Efficient as always at reading the game and picking up any loose balls. Also came close to scoring.
Only lasted 36 minutes before being forced off with an injury. So unfortunate after only returning to the side.
Did well considering he was a late replacement for the injured Kaikai. Played a great pass in the build-up to the opener.
Used pace and power to good affect and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with a couple of late chances.
Will grab all the headlines with his two goals and an assist, but he was also tireless with his non-stop running.
For Robson, 36' Full of running down the right flank after being brought on early due to Robson’s knock. Great going forward.
For Husband, 79' Great to see him back involved for the first time since February. Had nothing to do, but looked assured.
For Embleton, 87' A major boost to have him back after a four-month lay-off. Looked lively and had a good header too.
For Simms, 87' Full of running and enthusiasm and came close to scoring his first professional game in stoppage time.
For Yates, 87' Looked lively with plenty of energy as usual. But the game was already won and he had little time to make an impact.