Blackpool manager Ian Holloway revelled in his player options after a 4-1 win over Middlesbrough, with a brace for the on-loan Nathan Delfouneso on his home debut.
Holloway made six changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Barnsley at the weekend, and Delfouneso was a revelation in attack alongside Thomas Ince and Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
The Aston Villa striker gave Blackpool a 2-0 lead from which the visitors never recovered and had Holloway purring at some of his side's play.
"I have to learn to be ruthless and just pick people, which is very difficult to do," Holloway said.
"The lads realise there's a lot of competition, but what we've got to do is keep going and going.
"I made six changes and the freshness showed. To be able to bring off Incey, who was playing superb and bring (Matt) Phillips on, there was goosebumps on my neck.
"Angel Martinez, Sylvestre, didn't play tonight. It's how they take that though. I'm absolutely delighted, it's as well as we've played."
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray admitted his side had not played well, and praised Ince for another dazzling performance.
"I'm very disappointed. I would have to say Blackpool played very well and they've done that every week so far.
"Their wide players have picked up accolades and Ince was superb today. I could sit here and complain about this and that but they were superb.
"Blackpool do not let you play the game you want to and we were below par, but Blackpool were terrific.
"I think we had a game plan, we had speed out wide to counter-attack, but they kept playing the ball in behind which doesn't allow you to nick the ball quickly and it makes things difficult.
"We started brightly but the two goals knocked the stuffing out of us and they played well.
"It's too early to say who will finish well and the next time we play them we might well be ahead of them - you just don't know."