Neil Critchley full of praise for Blackpool new boy Shayne Lavery

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley was full of praise for Shayne Lavery as he kicked-off his Seasiders career with a goal.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 10:12 am

The Northern Ireland international, who made the move from Linfield in the summer, hit the ground running in pre-season as he netted in Blackpool’s 2-0 win over Southport on Saturday.

Speaking to the club website Critchley was full of praise for the former Blues striker and his goal-scoring attributes.

“Strikers love hitting the back of the net, and Shayne is no different,” he said.

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Northern Ireland international Shayne Lavery
Northern Ireland international Shayne Lavery

“He comes alive in the box and is really positive in the final third.

"It’s instinctive sometimes with Shayne. You wonder how the ball comes to him in those final moments, but Shayne has that ability to be in the right place at the right time.

“Today’s match has been the culmination of hard work for the players, but it was a good workout. It was a good chance for the supporters to come out and see us play again and see some of the new players, which is always pleasing.”

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