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Broadfoot: Good Point In The End

8 April 2013

Defender Reflects On Saturday's Draw

Kirk Broadfoot put in another solid defensive performance on Saturday and helped keep Nottingham Forest's chances to a minimum, despite The Seasiders being forced to play a large period of the game with ten men.

Isaiah Osbourne's dismissal 32 minutes from time meant, for the second game running, Blackpool were to end the game a man down, but a spirited and well disciplined performance helped secure a point.

"I think the red for Isaiah was a wee bit harsh," said Broadfoot.

"I think he got pushed in the back and he slipped, but these things happen and to go there and get a point is a good result in the end.

"Nottingham Forest are probably the team in form in the division; undefeated since the new manager came in. 

"We had a game plan before it, we stuck to it well and when we went down to men we stuck to our guns. I didn't think they opened us up and it was going to take a penalty or a mistake for them to score. 

"At the end of the day, I think Bash was a wee bit unlucky with the guy coming round on his blindside, but these things happen."

Broadfoot lost his centre-back partner Gary MacKenzie to a head injury early in the second period, with Craig Cathcart coming on in his place, although the loanee is expected to be fit for next week.

"He seems OK now. He took a sore one on the head, but he was a wee bit lucky to be playing in the first place because he'd not been well all week and I thought he did really well until he took the knock. He had to go off though as he was seeing double, but he should be OK come next week, he's a big boy."

The Seasiders nearly took the lead very early on in the match through Nathan Delfouneso but his shot came back off the crossbar, before Ludovic Sylvestre got the opener with a fine curling effort.

"It was a great finish and we know that Ludo has got that in his locker. He's a good ball player, but he's doing more of the other side of the game now, because you can't always be a ball player and I think that will stand him in good stead," added Broadfoot.

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