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Clark: Keep Chipping Away

13 December 2014

Manager Reflects On 2-2 Draw At Charlton

Lee Clark says Blackpool need to keep 'chipping away' at the gap after a 2-2 draw at Charlton extended the team's unbeaten run to four games.

A late goal from Steven Davies salvaged a point for The Seasiders at The Valley, resulting in a point being gained on the other two teams in the relegation zone.
"We still need to change them into three points and try and push on, but we've gained a point on the teams above us over the weekend in Wigan and Brighton," the manager said. "It's a step closer and we've now got the fifth game of our block of five next Saturday against a tough Bournemouth side. We'll then assess where we are after that.

"If you keep chipping away at that total you're behind, then you give yourself a chance. When it comes to new year, you've got to be in striking distance."

Blackpool did find themselves ahead against Charlton through Chris Eagles early on, but The Addicks scored either side of half-time to take go 2-1 up. In the circumstances, Clark was happy to settle for the point. 
It feels like a good point," he admitted. "At half-time we were looking to take all three - the way we started the game was really bright with a couple of free-kicks on target. Over the course of the game Charlton changed their shape two or three times.

"It wasn't a particularly great second-half but we've salvaged a point when it looked like it was going to be a loss. It was a terrific header, a very brave header from Steven so we go with a point away from home and bounce on," he added.

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