Potts: It's time to climb the table
Brad Potts has called on his Blackpool team-mates to take full advantage of their game in hand and record back-to-back victories for the first time since December.
The Seasiders picked up their first win in five attempts with a comfortable 3-1 home success against Morecambe on Saturday.
Gary Bowyer’s men, who remain seven points behind Exeter City in seventh place, play their game in hand away to high flyers Plymouth Argyle tonight.
Potts, who bagged a goal and an assist against the Shrimps, insists Blackpool must back up Saturday’s victory with another three points at Home Park.
“If we want to give ourselves a chance of getting into the play-offs, we need to back it up on Tuesday,” he said. “In the past we’ve won games but not kicked on.
“We knew if we didn’t win the game (on Saturday) our play-off chances would decrease quite a lot, so the lads were delighted.”
Potts’ second-half finish was his 11th goal of the season in all competitions, but he believes he should have had his 12th as well.
Team-mate Mark Cullen was credited with Pool’s 14th-minute opener for a glancing header, though Potts claimed his cross went straight in without a touch.
“I’m claiming the first goal. It was nowhere near him,”Potts joked. “I think it’s gone down as Cullen’s which I’m not happy about.
“But I’m happy to have got the second. I felt that on the break there was more goals to be scored and thankfully I scored the second to give us a bit of breathing space.
“I was just dying for him (Kelvin Mellor) to play me the ball. I had the run on my midfielder and just focused on hitting the target.
“Then when we got the third it was a bit of a relief as well because we’ve wasted two-goal leads in recent weeks, so after getting the third I was confident we would go on and win it.
“When you concede one there is a worry that you’ll concede again, but there wasn’t much time left and I felt confident we’d hold on and win the game.
“We showed good spirit to come from 2-0 down against Barnet and the gaffer just told us to carry that on. We’re just delighted to have got the three points.”
Tonight’s game in Devon kicks off at the earlier time of 7.30pm.