He told the Blackpool Gazette: "Kevin Phillips' finish was superb. How many more times can he do that?
"For me he is a fantastic example of why this club is so good. He hasn't moaned once.
"The support for him at Burnley (in a 3-0 defeat at Turf Moor after which Phillips was dropped) wasn't right. I have left him out and worked on the support, and he will now look a lot better in the team."