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Broadfoot: Last Half Hour Killed Us

23 February 2014

Defender's reaction to the Birmingham defeat

Following a positive first half against Birmingham City, Kirk Broadfoot was left stunned that Blackpool managed to come off as the losing side at Bloomfield Road yesterday.

The Seasiders had led at half-time and looked comfortable, but a brace from Lee Novak left them empty handed by full-time.

The long run without a victory continues for Pool, who had looked on course to end the frustration, before a damaging second half.

“Every fan that was here must have enjoyed the first half because we moved the ball well and created chances, but second half they’ve got a couple of chances that they’ve taken,” said Broadfoot.

“It sums up our luck; the shot is going straight into Gillo’s hands, but it hits Gary and goes in. We just need to pick ourselves up, football is all about ups and downs and it’s how you react.

“We maybe deserved to go in a couple of goals up, but we’ve switched off really and they’ve taken their chances. It’s hard to take, especially at home.

“At 1-0 they’re still in the game, if they get a goal it changes the game and they’re looking to win it. It’s very disappointing from our point of view, we had a game plan, but the last half hour has killed us.”

With the scores level, a red card to Jack Robinson didn’t help the situation. The left-back went in late on Jordan Ibe, but with Gary MacKenzie in the proximity there was a little confusion with who’d be punished.

“It’s a harsh decision to send someone straight off for that, it is milliseconds and he misses the challenge. The boys has such lightening pace, it’s a bit hard. It could have been Gary or Robbo, but I’m not going to criticise the referee.”

However there is no place for negativity in the Blackpool camp and Broadfoot confirms it will be heads down and hard work again on Monday.

“We need to roll our sleeves up, there are loads of games left, we’ll work hard back on the training ground Monday and hopefully put it right.

“There are some quality players in there. We’re all in it together. We could have won that game quite comfortably.

“We’re going to try our best to get out of it, we’re not going to lie down and roll over. We’ll come in next week and give as best we can,” said Broadfoot.

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