Neil Critchley lays down challenge to Dan Ballard after Arsenal loanee scores his first Blackpool goal

Neil Critchley has challenged Blackpool defender Dan Ballard to score more goals from set-pieces.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:32 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:41 am

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It comes after the Arsenal loanee netted his first goal for the Seasiders in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Crewe Alexandra.

The 21-year-old met Luke Garbutt’s corner at the near post to head past Dave Richards to give Blackpool a first-half lead.

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“It was a terrific delivery from Garbs,” Critchley said.

“It’s something we’ve been working on quite a bit in training because we want to get more out of our set-piece situations.

“It was a great delivery and a fantastic header at the near post.

“Danny has got to bring that to his game, he’s got to add goals from set-pieces because defenders that weigh in with a few goals during the season will be worth their weight in gold.”

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