Neil Critchley sings the praises of Everton loanee Ellis Simms after striker's virtuoso display during Blackpool's win against Charlton
Neil Critchley sang the praises of Ellis Simms following the striker’s Man of the Match display during Blackpool’s win against Charlton Athletic yesterday.
The 20-year-old ran the Addicks ragged all afternoon, using his strength and pace to good effect during Blackpool’s dominant 3-0 victory.
The Everton loanee was involved in Blackpool’s first of two penalties, having been hauled to the ground inside the box by Deji Oshilaja after latching onto Sullay Kaikai’s clever through-ball.
While Simms was unable to find the back of the net, he provided a perfect foil for Jerry Yates, who bagged a brace thanks to his two spot kicks.
“Ellis was a real handful, him and Jerry were to be fair,” Critchley said.
“We thought we could get some success against their two centre-backs and we were searching for balls down the sides of them and in behind them.
“I thought he was a real handful all game, a real physical presence for us and he caused them a lot of problems.
“I thought him and Jerry together as a pair, they won that little battle on the pitch against their centre-backs.”
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