Telford’s dream come true for Blackpool

Blackpool's Dom Telford scores his sides equalising goal
Blackpool's Dom Telford scores his sides equalising goal
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Dom Telford says his goalscoring home debut for Blackpool on Sunday was literally a dream come true.

The 18-year-old came off the bench to rescue a point for Lee Clark’s men against relegation rivals Rotherham.

And the youth team scoring machine revealed he dreamt about it the night before.

“I was speechless to be honest,” he said.

“The night before the game I knew I was going to be on the bench and dreamt about scoring to be honest, it was just fantastic.

“We didn’t get the three points but I’m buzzing to score.

“I didn’t think I had a right to get on the end of it to be honest, I just went for it and managed to get something on it.

“I couldn’t remember much about the goal afterwards, it was only when I watched it back I remembered.

“Everything about the moment was amazing, the roar from the crowd is what I’ll always remember.

“I’ve scored a few for the youth team and every time it feels good, but there’s no feeling like scoring for the first team.”

Sunday’s goal was a long time coming for the Burnley-born striker who joined Blackpool’s youth set-up at the age of ten.

Working under youth team boss Richie Kyle, Telford is a regular scorer for the club’s U19s side and has caught the eye of first team boss Clark in recent weeks.

After making his debut as an 89th minute substitute against Nottingham Forest on the opening day, Telford has had to be patient for his second run out.

It now seems well worth the wait.

He said: “I’ve been at Blackpool since I was ten years old.

“Since then I’ve been coming to most games, week in week out.

“I always dreamed of one day it being me out there so it’s brilliant I managed it.

“I haven’t slept since, I have the shirt signed and it’s something I’ll always remember.

“I hope it’s the first of many now.”