Blackstock stays focused
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Southampton's Carling Cup hero Dexter Blackstock is not getting carried away.Southampton's Carling Cup hero Dexter Blackstock is not getting carried away after bagging his first hat-trick in the success over Colchester United.
The teenage striker was making just his third appearance for The Saints when he was summoned from the substitutes' bench at half time of the third round tie.
Blackstock rewarded manager Steve Wigley's decision by plundering a treble which sent Saints in to the next round of the competition.
The 18-year-old's contribution, along with the assists of fellow substitute Paul Telfer, steered Southampton to an edgy 3-2 victory over their League One opponents.
But rather than focus on his own feat, Blackstock admits his prime concern is the well-being of Southampton.
"It's more the team's performance I'm concentrating on really," Blackstock told
Sky Sports News.
"But it is nice to get goals. All strikers like getting goals so it's nice to get three, it's good.
"Well, when me and 'Telfs' came on, we wanted to bring on energy and bring more life into the game.
"Obviously, 'Telfs' put two great balls in and I got on the end of them. I was happy to get on the end of them."