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The final word on Wanderers' victory over the Seasiders as rounds up manager, player and local press post-match reaction

Wanderers returned to winning ways on Tuesday night as Sammy Ameobi's early strike saw them beat Blackpool 1-0 in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Rounding up the manager, player and local press' post-match reaction alike, offers the final word on the match... 

How saw it...
Wanderers picked up their first win in the group stages of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 1-0 victory over Blackpool at Macron Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The opening goal of the game came in the fourth minute as Sammy Ameobi was given the simple task of poking the ball home on the line.

It was very much one-way traffic from the Whites during the remainder of the clash with a number of chances going begging, but it remained just the one goal-advantage at the final whistle.

It’s great to get back to winning ways. It didn’t matter what competition we were competing in tonight, league or cup, it was just important to get a win. 

Confidence has been knocked after the recent run and it was important for us to win a game of football. Tonight wasn’t about the cup, it was about getting back to winning ways. 

We could have scored a couple more but I was very pleased that we were able to get the win and with how the lads approached the game. 

It’s great to open my account but the most important to thing is to get the win and to get the points. I’ve been getting a lot of shots off so it’s typical that the first one I get is a flicked tap-in. 

I needed that sort of performance. I didn’t play very well at the weekend and needed a bit of a confidence boost. Hopefully that can give us more confidence and I’ll be able to get a few more goals. 

I thought we were terrific first-half with the number of chances we created and the way we played. To come here to a fabulous stadium and on a fabulous pitch I thought we did ever so well. 

We had a conversation in the changing room because we’re conceding poor goals, and that’s collectively. 

It needs to stop because our performances have merited more than we’ve been getting. We clicked against Portsmouth but we can’t do that one week and not follow it up the next.

Wanderers exorcised some of their demons with a well-deserved victory over Blackpool.

Sammy Ameobi scored the night’s only goal, the least he deserved for a fine individual performance. Wanderers could have had others, but let’s not get greedy.

Such was the disappointment at the Macron in the last few days, any victory will be greeted with enthusiasm regardless of the competition. And, though this was against a much-changed side from League Two, a win is a win.

The Tangerines found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline after a spirited performance against Bolton Wanderers in the EFL Trophy.

The game, being played out in front of a sparse crowd at the Macron Stadium, seemed more akin to a reserve fixture with its low tempo and lack of intensity. 

Despite their positive performance, Blackpool were unable to repeat their 4-2 extra-time win against Bolton in the first round of the EFL Cup earlier this season. 

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