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Perkins: Pressure Is On

6 April 2014

Midfielder On Yeovil Result

Midfielder David Perkins highlighted the fine margins in football on Saturday, after Blackpool’s clash with Yeovil turned on a first half penalty decision.

The Seasiders had started the better side, but succumbed to a disappointing defeat against the side bottom of The Championship.

Despite a late push for an equaliser, the defeat means Blackpool have plenty of work to do if they’re to survive this season.

“At this time of the year it’s a tough one to take. Yeovil have come with a game plan, won a penalty and we’re disappointed the referee has given it,” said Perkins.

“That puts them on the front foot, it gives them a bit of hope and something to hang on to. We’d started OK, we were bright enough, but OK isn’t good enough at this time of the season.

“When you’re on top in this league you’ve got to score, we should have probably been 1-0 up after 20 minutes. We had a couple of chances, but they get a penalty and it gives them a bit of hope.”

The crumb of comfortable Blackpool players will take away with them is the fact that they have another game quickly after on Tuesday.

High-flying Derby visit Bloomfield Road, but Perkins has called on Pool to make up for Saturday’s result with a positive performance against The Rams.

“The pressure in on, we need everyone in there to pull together, all the fans and everyone involved with the club. The good thing is we have a game on Tuesday, we’re at home so hopefully there is a good crowd and they can get right behind us. 

“We need to win on Tuesday and hopefully go from there. Everyone needs to stick together and have the belief. We need everyone in the changing rooms, the players and staff. 

“We don’t want to go a week until the next game. I think we can beat Derby, there is nothing to fear there. We need to get on the front foot for the game Tuesday, the pressure is on.”

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