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MacKenzie: It Was A Battle

Posted: Wed 17 Apr 2013
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Defender On 0-0 Draw

Gary MacKenzie admitted that Blackpool's stalemate against Sheffield Wednesday wasn't the best to watch, although it was a battle. 

The defender, who has been in the wars himself recently, felt that The Seasiders had to match the way that the opposition approached the game. 

"It wasn't the best but you've got to deal with it. We knew before the game how they were going to approach it and we had to deal with it. We had to match them and our pitch it probably suited them better than us," he said.

"It was a battle and I think we started pretty sloppy, but we managed to settle ourselves down and get a grip of the game as the half went on. I think we kind of dominated the game after the first 20 minutes.

"Everybody wants to play football but sometimes you've got to play the way the pitch allows. Unfortunately for us it doesn't really suit us, but you've got to do it and we are adapting. We picked up a point and we kept another clean sheet."

The result stretched Blackpool's unbeaten run to five games and a fourth clean sheet since MacKenzie arrived on loan in March. 

"You start as you mean to go on and I think we have defended well," the 27-year-old said. "We must be up there with the top of the league for the time I've been here. The manager has touched on the foundations and keeping a clean sheet because there's more chance that you're going to sneak games. Hopefully we can build from that," he added.