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Ince On Defeat

16 March 2013

Manager Reacts To Peterborough Loss

Paul Ince spoke of his disappointment after The Seasiders were beaten 1-0 at home to Peterborough United, despite dominating for large periods and creating numerous opportunities.

Chances came and went for Blackpool, before there was a long break in play as Barry Ferguson received treatment for a head injury.

"It was disappointing especially after beating Watford last week," said Ince. 

"I thought we were by far the better side, we had by far the better chances and four or five good chances in the first-half where we could have put the game to bed. 

"We didn't take the chances and low and behold we came in at half-time and we were 1-0 down."

It's the third consecutive home game in which The Seasiders have failed to find the net but it could have been so different had early chances for Tom Ince, Alex Baptiste and Matt Phillips found the target.

"We're playing well enough to create enough chances to score, but we don't seem to be clinical enough or ruthless enough and we're not putting the ball in the back of the net.

"We can't always rely on the back four or the back six to keep the back door shut because teams are going to get chances as it's the nature of football, but we need to make sure when we are on top of the game, which we were for the first 25 minutes, that we have got to score that goal."

Despite not finding the net in recent home games, Ince is optimistic and believes that chances will eventually be taken so long as openings are still being created.

"The bottom line is that we need to score goals and we didn't do that today. It wasn't a bad performance and we were the better team but it's damaging result because I wanted those back-to-back wins, which we haven't had since the start of the season.

"There's eight games to go and we've just got to go again as we've got some good games coming up."

Meanwhile, Barry Ferguson had an x-ray at hospital, which revealed no fracture and the midfielder returned to Bloomfield Road after the full-time whistle.

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