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Blackpool's Tom Aldred delighted with 'massive' win at Wigan Athletic

14 December 2015

Tom Aldred helped Blackpool to an impressive 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic on Saturday, labelling the victory as 'massive' for the Tangerines.

The victory at the DW Stadium was only their second away from home this term, and it took Neil McDonald's men out of Sky Bet League 1's bottom four.

Aldred was the unlikely hero as he nodded home the game's only goal - his first for the club - while he and his fellow defenders kept the Latics at bay throughout the 90 minutes.

"To get the three points at Wigan is massive and a big signal of intent from us," Aldred told

"There were some big performances out there, not just from myself. Clark [Robertson] beside me was brilliant, as well as Hayden [White], Fergie [David Ferguson] and Will [Aimson].

"Everybody really did put a shift in. I'm really enjoying playing at the minute and that game was right up my street."

There was one negative for Aldred, however. Despite grabbing his maiden goal, the centre-back was disappointed with his celebratory knee slide!

"It was a bit of movement inside the box and I managed to wriggle away from my marker,” the 25-year-old added.

"It was a decent ball from David Ferguson and I just put my head on it and directed it towards goal, but unfortunately the celebration wasn't as good."

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