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Eardley: Plenty Of Character

10 November 2012

Defender Pleased With Goal Responses

Neal Eardley praised the character of his team-mates after Blackpool came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers.

Goals from Tom Ince and Nathan Delfouneso ensured that Michael Appleton's reign as manager started with a point, despite The Seasiders creating a number of opportunities throughout the 90 minutes.

The result left Eardley to reflect on what could have been but overall he felt that a point was a fair result.

"A point is better than none and I think we showed good character to come from behind twice," he said. "Luckily we got a point at the end of it but we were maybe unlucky not to get all three because we created a couple more chances than they did. Four points in two games is still good in this division.

"Bolton obviously got talent in their side and they're a Premier League outfit at the end of the day. You've seen a lot of players stay even though they got relegated but we were aware of the individuals they had and we more than matched them. On the scale of things I think a point apiece is probably a fair result."

Life under the new manager, with the addition of Ashley Westwood to the coaching team, has been very positive so far and the right-back believes that every player will have a chance to impress.

"There's a freshness about the place and I think at any club where a new manager comes in everyone has a new lease of life, starting from a clean slate," he said. "The couple of days they've had here already have been different class. Training has been good and the lads have really taken to the pair of them. The manager has already told us that you've got to play to keep your shirt and that's what the boys will be looking to do."



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