Thommo: I’ll respect Karl’s decision

Steve Thompson and Ludo Sylvestre last night
Steve Thompson and Ludo Sylvestre last night
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STEVE Thompson says he’ll respect whatever decision chairman Karl Oyston makes in the next 24 hours.

Thompson showed his credentials last night, leading the Seasiders to a 2-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday.

He told The Gazette afterwards: “Karl (Oyston) will make the decision but he knows what I can give him.

“Whatever role I’m given, whatever I’m asked to do at Blackpool Football Club, I’ll work hard.

“You won’t find a harder working number one or number two anywhere. It’s Karl’s choice.

“The staff left at the club have really pulled each other through in the last few days.

“If Karl wants someone fresh, I’ll be there to support him. If he chooses me, then he knows what he’s going to get.

“Whatever happens, this is a fantastic group of players. And when you have the sort of support we had last night, it’s a special club.”

Thompson hopes last night’s 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday will kickstart their season.

The victory was only Pool’s second in nine games but there was a visable difference last night, and Thompson was delighted.

“The most pleasing thing for me was the clean sheet,” he said. “It was the first one since Ipswich (in August), and that’s very pleasing.

“We’ve got lots of attacking players but we’ve been conceding far too many goals.

“I was always going to make changes after losing 4-1 (at Derby). We couldn’t keep conceding all those goals. Saturday just wasn’t Blackpool.

“We have set our standards at Sheffield. We are a good team.

“We worked on things on Monday and tried to mirror Sheffield Wednesday’s line-up. We went through all the set-plays and the lads really enjoyed it.

“We had to make sure we got out of the run we were on.

“The lads were buzzing in the dressing room and hopefully this result can kickstart our season again.”