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Ferguson: Not Clinical Enough

22 February 2014

Barry Disappointed with Chance Conversion

Barry Ferguson couldn't hide his disappointment following Blackpool's 2-1 defeat to Birmingham, with The Seasiders failing to make chances count.

A goal from Andy Keogh gave the team a breakthrough in the 22nd minute, yet the players didn't make the most of their early dominance. The visitors hit back in the last 30 minutes and scored a winner after Jack Robinson was dismissed.  

"We should be coming in three or four goals up," Ferguson admitted. "The simple thing is we're not clinical enough. I said to them in the dressing room that the game should be dead and buried with the amount of chances we had, even after Robbo got sent off.

"The chances we're creating we're just not taking. I'd like to see the stats on how many chances we actually created. You cannot dominate a game the way we did and not take the three points.

"We're creating all sorts of chances. Anybody that comes and watches us, especially in the last three games, will see that we created enough chances to win I don't know how many games. That's the biggest, disappointing thing for me. It's not just down to the strikers, it's everybody on the pitch. I'm not aiming that at the strikers - obviously they are put in front to score goals - it's a team effort and a team thing. I don't blame any individuals or a certain position."

The result means that Birmingham leapfrog Blackpool in The Championship table, leaving the side 18th and in something of a scrap. 

"We're in a dogfight, it's as simple as that. I've got the fight and the determination and I'd like to think that they've got the same. I've got players in there that I know have got strong enough mentalities. They know that it's roll your sleeves up again," he added.

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