Barnsley boss David Flitcroft hailed his players' commitment to the cause after Jason Scotland's late strike secured another vital three points with a 2-1 away win against ten-man Blackpool.

Flitcroft has turned Barnsley's season on its head since stepping up from assistant to replace Keith Hill earlier this month, and the victory took their points tally under his stewardship to 13 from a possible 15.

In a fiercely contested match Jim O'Brien gave the visitors the lead in the 25th minute only for Tom Ince to level things after the break.

The game turned in Barnsley's favour when Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks saw red for handling outside the box just after the hour, before Scotland popped up with the winner two minutes from time.

"I'll remember those 14 players who turned out today for the rest of my life," said Flitcroft, who signed Scotland following his release from Ipswich earlier this month.

"There was bravery out there from start to finish - we just showed no fear whatsoever.

"The Steve Thompson way is very much a mirror image of the Ian Holloway at Blackpool so we didn't underestimate how tough it was going to be.

"They get players into some incredible positions, but for all that we've matched them and we really had to dig deep in every way."

Blackpool caretaker boss Steve Thompson said: "I can't ask for any more from the players. It was disappointing for me that the two Barnsley goals came about following our corners - that certainly doesn't help you - but the sending-off changed the whole complexion of the game.

"I've spoken to Matt Gilks and he had a real decision to make. He came out to meet the lad, the ball has hit his rib and then struck his arm but he certainly didn't mean it."