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Ince's Burnley Frustration

Posted: Sat 21 Dec 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

The manager's thoughts after the 2-1 loss

For the second week running Paul Ince was left to reflect on a missed opportunity, after his side failed to build on a positive first-half performance at Burnley.

The Seasiders fought back from an early set back when Craig Cathcart equalised, but conceded straight after the break and failed to respond for a second time.

It means Blackpool have now lost their last four games, leaving Ince frustrated at full time.

"In the first half I thought we were outstanding and thoroughly deserved our equaliser. From then I thought we were going to get another," said Ince.

"At half time I told the lads they'd been fantastic, and can we have more of the same?

"I felt comfortable going out for the second half, so to concede a goal after a minute is madness.

"We've been doing things in halves and you have to do the basics right."

Pool squandered a number of presentable opporunities, which disappointed Ince, who'd called on his side to do the basics right pre-match.

"We do it on the traning pitch, but it's about the pressure moment when chances fall to you. 

"We took seven or eight minutes to get into the game and by then we were 1-0 down. Danny Ings is on the edge of the box and somebody needs to be marking him, because he is there for a reason.

"I feel for the lads though, they put a shift in and teams aren't cutting us open, but it was a chance for us today," said Ince.