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Blackpool assistant manager Steve Thompson paid tribute to his side's never-say-die attitude as they completed an astonishing comeback against Watford to win 3-2.

Following a superb display by England under-21 keeper Scott Loach in the Watford goal, Blackpool found themselves 2-1 down in the late stages despite dominating the match, but two late strikes saw them take all three points and move into sixth place in the Coca-Cola Championship and into the play-off positions.

Thompson said: "Better late than never. We thought it was going to be one of those games. Their keeper has made some great saves but we as a team never give up."

He added: "We've played well in our past few home games and not got what we've deserved but we're not just a team here - we're a squad and we keep everyone involved.

"It was end to end stuff in the dying stages and thankfully we got the break that we deserved."

Watford manager Malky McKay said: "I'm bitterly disappointed as I thought we'd edged our way back into the game.

"Our keeper (Scott Loach) is an England player and did what he's been doing all season."

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