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Ince: We Need To Be Clinical

Posted: Wed 06 Mar 2013
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Manager Reflects On Birmingham Draw

Paul Ince was delighted to see Kirk Broadfoot nod home Neal Eardley's corner to grab the equaliser at St. Andrew's on Tuesday evening, but was ultimately left frustrated to only be leaving The Midlands with a point.

The Seasiders dominated the majority of the first period and despite having a host of chances, they found themselves a goal down at the break after Curtis Davies headed the home side in front on the stroke of half-time.

"In a way it's a disappointing point, considering the way we played in the first 25 minutes," said Ince. "We outplayed them and looked comfortable. 

"We had four or five really good chances and the crowd were getting on their backs, which we said would be the plan for us - to start quick and I felt it was just a matter of time before we scored.

"Once again it just wouldn't drop right for us, we had one cleared off the line, one going past the post, Thomas and Matty had two just whizz past the post."

Ince didn't didn't hide his frustration at the interval and felt it was perhaps the introduction of Ludovic Sylvestre in the 57th minute that helped swing the game back in favour of The Seasiders.

"I was fuming at half-time because we were the only team that looked like scoring. I don't think Gilks had a save to make in the first-half and it was just a lack of concentration and not doing the basics right and till the whistle goes; that's what annoyed me.

"Then again we came back second-half and made a fist of it.

"Ludo came on and made a really good impression, he got us passing as we had started playing like them - going long to win headers and on a pitch like that, we want to pass. He has nice awareness about him and can bring people into play and we looked dangerous again.