Holloway praises Ormerod
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway heaped praise on forward Brett Ormerod following the victory over Spurs.
Last Updated: 23/02/11 5:34pm
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway heaped praise on forward Brett Ormerod following the 3-1 victory over Tottenham.
Ormerod, 34, netted the Tangerines' third against Spurs and became their first player in history to score in all four divisions.
It was a fine display from the Seasiders at Bloomfield Road against a side who recently dispatched of AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.
Ormerod has found first-team opportunities hard to come by in the Premier League this season since scoring the winner in the Championship play-off final last term, but Holloway remains thankful to the experienced striker.
"I'm delighted for Brett Ormerod," Holloway said.
"I'd like to thank Mr and Mrs Ormerod for Brett! I think what he has done for us in this match, what he did for us in May - I'm so proud to have been a part of it.
"His dad will probably say 'why aren't you playing him a bit more often?' I might have to if he keeps doing that."
The result ended Blackpool's poor recent run and gives them breathing space above the relegation zone in the top-flight.
Spurs had a number of chances but were often denied by goalkeeper Richard Kingson, and despite some uncertain moments, Holloway refuted claims the Ghanaian was 'jittery'.
"We're all a bit jittery - we're taking on one of the best teams in Europe and recently, when we've done that, we've let plenty of goals in," he added.
"I don't blame Richard at all. He is the only goalkeeper who has really been fit, the only one who has had to shoulder that pressure and no matter what he does, he is always confident. It might not go right, but he is always confident.
"The other week he made a mistake against West Ham and then he did a Cruyff turn on the edge of the box. He keeps smiling.
"Some of the defending (against Tottenham) wasn't quite right either and shouting and bawling at your keeper doesn't really help - we are all about encouragement.
"We're all learning together and I'd like to thank him as well as part of my team."