Player ratings: Our marks out of 10 after Blackpool's League Cup win at Doncaster

Jay Spearing was head and shoulders above the rest
Jay Spearing was head and shoulders above the rest

Blackpool progressed to the third round of the League Cup for the first time since 2009 with a deserved 2-1 win at Doncaster Rovers last night.

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Here's how Pool's players rated:

Mark Howard - 7

Made a number of fine stops, including one from point blank range, but perhaps could have done better with Doncaster’s goal.

Michael Nottingham - 6

A danger going forward and hauled Pool level with a close-range finish. But question marks remain over his defensive positioning.

Ben Heneghan - 5

At fault for Doncaster’s goal and got away with another couple of poor mistakes as well. Looks low on confidence.

Paudie O’Connor - 6

Improved aerial display but struggled to deal with the pacey Alfie May. Needs to be more commanding at the back.

Marc Bola - 7

Defensively solid and made a number of fine blocks and interceptions, but his final delivery at the other end needs working on.

Jay Spearing - 8

Marshalled the defence well and moved the ball quickly. Looked levels above everybody else on the park at times.

Chris Taylor - 6

Saw a glimpse of goal on a couple of occasions in the first half but couldn’t quite find the target.

John O’Sullivan - 6

Wasted a glorious chance to give Blackpool the lead at the start of the second half, curling wide with the keeper out of goal.

Harry Pritchard - 7

Put Blackpool in front with a calm side-footed finish. Also provided the corner for Michael Nottingham’s equaliser.

Liam Feeney - 6

A useful 65 minutes on his first full start for the Seasiders. A fairly quiet evening out on the wing but did nothing wrong.

Armand Gnanduillet - 5

Didn’t show enough physicality to hold the ball up. Left to feed off scraps at times but can certainly do more.

Subs used

Jordan Thompson - 6

For Feeney, 66

Provided a superb pass to Armand Gnanduillet who could have extended Blackpool’s lead late on.

Ollie Turton - 6

For Pritchard, 73

Brought on to sure up Blackpool’s midfield at a time when Harry Pritchard was beginning to tire after a decent shift.

Joe Dodoo - 6

For Gnanduillet, 85

Didn’t have enough time to have an impact on the game but helped wind the clock down in the final stages.

Subs not used: Christoffer Mafoumbi, Fin Sinclair-Smith, Nathan Delfouneso, Mark Cullen

Doncaster: Lawlor, Mason, Wright, Anderson, Andrew, Whiteman, Rowe (Ben Khemis), Blair, Taylor (Beestin), Anderson (Kiwomya), May

Subs not used: Ogley, Lund, Horton, Gibbons

Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Attendance: 3,188, (192 Blackpool)