'We knew what was at stake': Jerry Yates on Blackpool's rise into League One play-off spots following vital Peterborough win

Jerry Yates admits the potential to climb into the League One play-offs for the first time this season gave Blackpool an extra incentive to beat Peterborough United last night.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:00 pm

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The striker netted twice last night to take his goals tally to 16 for the season as the Seasiders emerged deserved 3-1 winners at Bloomfield Road, Luke Garbutt scoring the other goal.

Yates’ first came in the opening minute, with the striker powering home from 25 yards, before the 24-year-old completed his brace in the second-half from the penalty spot.

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The result leaves Blackpool in sixth with games in hand still to play, but they now switch their focus to Saturday’s home game against Plymouth Argyle where they’ll be looking to build on their impressive 10-game unbeaten run.

“It’s a massive three points,” Yates said of last night’s win.

“We knew what was at stake before the game, so the lads grafted and put the hard work in and got the three points.

“It was great to get off to such a good start - I think it was actually my first of the season from outside the box! I was buzzing for it to go in.

Jerry Yates now has 16 goals for the season

“I could do with scoring a few more headers, but it’s nice to get the service from the lads and I can only thank them for doing that.

“Peterborough are a good side going forward, so we knew what to expect and it was a great finish from their lad for their goal.

“But we came out for the second-half with our heads held high and we reacted well.

“We’re on a good run of form at the moment and that’s massive for us. We’re going into games thinking we can play our stuff and win every game.

“We’re not really scared going into any game, so it’s a nice feeling at the moment.

“We’ve had a few frustrating draws at home in recent weeks, so it was nice to put that right and put in such a good performance.”

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