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Ince Rues Missed Chances

14 December 2013

The manager takes the positives from the QPR defeat

Manager Paul Ince rued missed chances, as he saw his side lose to QPR, despite dominating the first half.

The Seasiders created a number of chances before the break, but were punished by ruthless QPR, who scored twice in 12 minutes to seal victory.

It was Pool’s third defeat on the run, but Ince believes it should have been a different story. 

“It was a great first half with the instructions that I gave them. What we worked on they did to a tee,” said Ince.

“We played in the first half like we could win the game, we had chances to show our dominance, but you’ve got to be ruthless.

“The fact we can dominate QPR, and come in at half time disappointed, it shows how well we played.

“The game should have been dead and buried, but it wasn’t and that is the disappointing thing.”

The defeat was Pool’s third on the spin, but today’s came against the new league leaders, so Ince isn’t reading too much into the loss.

“We have a bunch of players which fight for you, which is all you can ask for. We were positive for about 60 minutes; but we’ve lost to a very good side.

“When we’re losing we normally still create loads of chances, but we felt sorry for ourselves. When we go a goal down we feel we need to score straight away, and start losing shape.

“We need to learn that at 1-0 we can still win the game; we need to be hard to beat. I have nothing but praise for these lads, but they need to keep going,” said Ince.

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