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Ince On Changing Mindset

21 February 2013

Manager's Post-Match Reaction

Paul Ince felt it could have been a different story last night had it not been for an inspired performance by Paddy Kenny in the Leeds goal to keep the scores level at half-time.

Matt Phillips, Tom Ince and Ludovic Sylvestre all saw shots well saved by the Leeds stopper in the first period, only for the home side to then come out after the interval and score twice to put the game beyond The Seasiders.

"I thought the performance was very good. You always get a good performance from the lads when there is a new manager in charge. 

"In the first half Paddy Kenny made two fantastic saves. If one of those goes in we would have felt a lot more comfortable than we did.

"We went in at half-time pretty pleased with the clean sheet and I said to the lads go out there second-half, get the goal and the fans will get on their backs and we would have probably gone on to win the game comfortably.

Ince was pleased with the way the players approached the game, but felt that once the first goal went in, the rhythm from The Seasiders' play went.

"We tried to go gung-ho and get back in the game but we've got to think about our organisation. Obviously they've been in the mindset of 'if they score one, we will score two' and I think that's something we need to change, which is never easy.

"After the second goal we had the balance of play but we just couldn't get that goal and it wouldn't fall for us in the area.

"It's a disappointing result but we got some good performances and we've got to back to the training ground, not necessarily this week, because we haven't got time with a game on Saturday but on Monday we've got a lot of work to do on organisation and shape and changing the mindset of how the game should be played.

"It can't be a game where they attack, then we attack, then they attack, because that's like a 5-a-side game."

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