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Basham: We Are Disappointed

Posted: Tue 27 Nov 2012
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Midfielder Gutted To Only Leave With A Point

Chris Basham couldn't hide his disappointment as Blackpool endured their fourth consecutive draw after a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.

The Seasiders took the lead for the first time under Michael Appleton, but were unable to hold on to the lead with Curtis Davies' header cancelling out Thomas Ince's first-half strike.

After taking the lead, Basham thought The Seasiders could go on and get their first three points under Appleton.

"Well we took the first goal and that was the objective today, but I think we are all very disappointed," said Basham. 

"Obviously we've drawn the last four now and I just feel we need something to get that win and I thought today was the day and then we go sloppy on a set-piece again.

"Speaking from the lads point of view and myself we are all disappointed. Obviously the pitch doesn't help either, but it's the same for both teams and we've got to deal with it." 

The 24-year-old admitted he struggled to keep his footing on occasions but refused to blame the pitch as the reason for drawing the match.

"I do think it's played a big part and playing Saturday and Tuesday on that pitch when it's been raining all weekend is not ideal.

"It's turf, it's not sand-based and obviously it's falling away from you. You get the ball and try and look forward as much as you can but you don't know whether to go long or short.

"We've passed the ball back to Gillo a few times tonight and it's a worry every time it goes back to him in case it bobbles over his foot."

The goal just after the interval was poor timing and knocked what was a confident side coming out 1-0 up after the break.

"We went out with the enthusiasm not to lose the second-half and they get a corner from a sloppy bit of play and they score."

Basham now wants to erase any lingering disappointment from tonight's game as quickly as possible and look to the weekend where he hopes to help Blackpool get off to a good start in December.

"I think the lads are a bit gutted because they didn't score a goal from open play, so it's back to the training ground on Thursday and hopefully we will work on that stuff and see what's going on.

"I feel really good and I'm looking forward to training on Thursday so we are ready for Peterborough on Saturday and hopefully we can get our first win under the new gaffer."