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Posted: Tue 17 Sep 2013
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Assistant Manager Won't Dwell On Defeat At Millwall

Steve Thompson believes there should only be positivity surrounding The Seasiders as they head into the weekend's game with Leicester City despite losing their unbeaten record at Millwall on Tuesday night.

Blackpool went down 3-1 at The Den thanks to a penalty from Liam Trotter and second-half strikes from Nicky Bailey and Steve Morison and the assistant manager admits that things didn't quite happen for the side in the second period.

"In the second-half we never seemed to get going," said Thompson.

"They came at us, opened us up a little bit and we didn't flow in the second-half as well as we did in the first-half.

"We've done a lot of travelling. The manager, Alex and myself will never makes excuses, but we've flown down, had a long journey back from Bournemouth, we've come down to London - did it take its toll? Are we asking too much of the same players? We will sit down and have a look at that.

"It's disappointing to get the defeat, but the positive is that it's the best start a Blackpool football team has ever made."

Despite the impressive opening to the season the feet were firmly on the ground in the Blackpool dressing room and Thompson knows that there will never be any room for complacency in The Championship no matter how good the form is.

"We didn't get carried away with the start and we're not going to get despondent with the way it's gone tonight. We will take the positives from it and we will get them going again and it's a great game to come back to in Leicester at home on Saturday.

"We've gone on a fantastic run and they should be proud of what they've done. They've set a record for Blackpool and we've got to make sure that we bounce back at Bloomfield because we've got a big game against Leicester coming up.

"We've got a lot of lads in there with ice packs so we will have to check the injuries and see how the legs are and hopefully we will get back to winning ways at Bloomfield."