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Ince Counts Cost

4 December 2013

Three Players Suspended Following Yeovil Defeat

Blackpool manager Paul Ince was left to count the cost of ill-discipline at Yeovil, with three players sent off in a 1-0 defeat at Huish Park.

Five minutes of madness saw Kirk Broadfoot, Ricardo Fuller and Gary MacKenzie given marching orders in stoppage time, as The Seasiders pushed forward in an attempt to cancel out John Lundstram's strike.

The dismissals now cause something of a crisis for the club, as the players involved will be forced to serve suspensions at a crucial time in the football season.

"They've let everyone down. They've let the fans down, they've let the club down and my main two centre-halves, my two stalwarts are now out for Derby," the manager fumed.

"Experienced players shouldn't be doing that. They've cost me today and they could cost me the next couple of games. We've got the Christmas period coming up and I've got no centre-halves. They've been outstanding this season to be fair, the two centre-halves. Today they've let us down, and Ricky."

The game was one that The Seasiders created a number of chances in, yet failed to capitalise on and take command. 

"We had enough chances but we just weren't clinical enough," Ince admitted. "If we'd have got one or two then I think we'd have won the game comfortably.

"It's not so much the fact we lost the game - because we never deserved to lose the game - but the ill discipline we shown in a game that we didn't need to."

The manager will now assess his options ahead of another away game on Saturday, with Blackpool facing Derby County live on Sky.

"Hopefully we'll have Cathers coming back and I might have to throw him straight in," he added.

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