Kingson makes Blackpool debut

13 years ago

Richard Kingson made his premier League debut for Blackpool on Wednesday night in their 3-2 defeat against Aston Villa.

The Ghanaian goalkeeper put in an impressive performance as boss Ian Holloway made 10 changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Everton over the weekend.

Blackpool, twice came from behind but a last-gasp header from James Collins stole the points for Villa.

Holloway admits he took a risk with his line-up but insists Kingson and his colleagues merited their places.

"I felt some of the lads who hadn't played needed to play and I think at the end it proves I took a risk, but I know how good they are as well," Holloway told Sky Sports.

"So, I didn't bring a weakened team - I brought a team who I thought could beat Aston Villa and I thought we should have got a draw at least.

"You can all think what you like, it doesn't really bother me," he added.

"I'm trying to run a football club and I'm trying to teach players [what] to do in a certain way and I thought we were absolutely terrific.

"And if we'd have finished the chances when we created them in the first 20 minutes it could have been a very different score."