Last Updated: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:23
Steve Thompson reminded chairman Karl Oyston of his managerial prowess by guiding Blackpool to a much-needed 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
The former Bolton midfielder was placed in caretaker charge of first-team affairs on Saturday following Ian Holloway's decision to take up the vacant position at npower Championship rivals Crystal Palace, and got off to a woeful start with a heavy defeat at Derby.
However, reports that Oyston was locked in talks with an unnamed club - believed to be Portsmouth in a bid to secure Michael Appleton's services - failed to unsettle Thompson as Thomas Ince's eighth goal of the season and Ludovic Sylvestre's late strike inspired the Seasiders to their first win in six outings.
With the Tangerines fans chanting Thompson's name and the team producing an impressive performance on the pitch, Oyston may now be persuaded to look closer to home for a new boss.
Wednesday - booed off at the final whistle - were second best for much of the game and, although Michail Antonio should have scored, deserved to see their two-match winning run come to an end.
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