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Ince On Wednesday Point

16 April 2013

Manager Reflects On Draw

Paul Ince admitted the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday wasn't a great spectacle, but was pleased with the efforts of his side in their attempts to go and win the game.

Thomas Ince almost got his name on the score-sheet before the break when he latched onto Nathan Delfouneso's through ball, but he was thwarted by Chris Kirkland.

Then after the break Kirk Broadfoot headed against the crossbar in what was a frustrating evening for The Seasiders.

"It was a terrible game to be fair," said Ince. 

"I think that's the worst I've ever seen the pitch. We had a couple of great chances, one with Thomas in the first half, and I think if that goes in we would have gone on to win the game. All in all I didn't enjoy it, but it's another point.

"We seemed a little bit nervous at the start and I don't know why. The back four looked a bit shaky and maybe looked a bit tired. People don't realise how much that pitch takes it out of your legs.

"Sometimes when you're not playing well and you pick up a point, that has to be a positive thing."

Despite Blackpool having the majority of possession and arguably the better chances, they had Matt Gilks to thank for keeping the scores level in the opening five minutes. 

"He's made two very good saves. He's been outstanding as he has made two very good saves the other day against Burnley and he was called upon today where he has been a different class, but that is why he is such a good keeper because when he is called upon he produces the goods.

"Having said that, if they had won it would have been unjustified. We had a good chance when we hit the bar and Thomas should have scored and we had enough to win the game.

"On the balance of it we were probably the better team. They went long straight away, which we knew they would and we struggled to get the ball down and play on it.

"At the end of the day we will take a point and go from there."

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