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We deserved win - Blackpool manager Jose Riga

3 October 2014

Jose Riga lauded his Blackpool players for focusing on the task in hand as they ended a six-month wait for a victory by beating Cardiff City.

Francois Zoko fired home a 64th-minute winner in a deserved 1-0 victory which lifted them off the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table.

"I'm happy just because it's a result of good collaboration and we forgot all that's happened around to focus on our job; we deserve it," Riga said.

"The fans were even more behind us [after the goal] because that was the message I delivered to the players: keep going and do your job.

"That's all what I ask and just what the fans ask, even those who protest.

"They did well because it's not so easy. Even with a reduced number of fans you feel the sphere and you have the will and the power to go until the end and that's what we do."

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