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Gilks: Two Points Dropped

Posted: Sat 26 Oct 2013
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Goalkeeper Disappointed To Concede Late On

Matt Gilks couldn't hide his disappointment after Blackpool conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers.

An own goal from striker Steven Davies in injury-time left a bitter taste, with The Seasiders within touching distance of another three points. 

"We gave a needless free-kick away and we didn't deal with the cross that came in. We actually feel like we've been beaten there. We definitely dropped two points," he said. 

"We're bitterly disappointed to concede like we did. The errors that we're making are costing us." 

Blackpool went in at half-time leading the encounter following Dan Gosling's first goal for the club. Prior to that, Thomas Ince and Jordan Rhodes netted penalties for their respective sides, with Gilks unable to deny his international team-mate. 

"He's very cool isn't he, Jordan? We spoke about him at the start of the game and I tried to stand up for as long as I could," he explained. "He has a slow run up and then it's about how quick you can react. He didn't give any sign away of where he was going."

Both sides finished the game with 10 men, after DJ Campbell was dismissed for his part in a brawl that also resulted in Jack Robinson being shown a red card.  

Tensions spilled over in the aftermath of a challenge from Campbell on Matt Gilks, yet the goalkeeper was quick to play down the initial incident. 

"He caught me on my shinpad, at the side of my leg but it's just one of them things - he'll say he's entitled to go for it and no one got hurt. 

"DJ is not a nasty player, I know him very well and he's a great lad. I didn't really know much about the ruckus after. DJ was tremendous when he was at this football club so it's disappointing how it's turned out," he added.