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Ferguson: We Should Have Got Three

8 February 2014

Barry Delighted With Performance

Barry Ferguson felt that Blackpool should have picked up all three points against Nottingham Forest, in a performance that delighted him.

The 36-year-old was full of praise for the players after the full-time whistle following an attacking display of real intent at Bloomfield Road.

"We should have got three points. Simple. We were the better team, I think anybody that was watching the game saw that," Ferguson said.

"The effort, the commitment and some of the play today was different class. I've told them that's what I expect now. They've shown that they are a good team and they are good players."

At 1-0 down, Ferguson opted to make a triple change that brought more impetus in the final stages of the match, resulting in Andy Keogh equalising four minutes from time.

"I thought I had to go for it at that stage," he admitted. "We were on top and I put three attack-minded players on. I took Angel off and I thought Angel was excellent today - he's been out of the team for a couple of weeks - but I just felt I had to go for it.

"You could see when the guys came off, we're all in it together now. You can see the spirit about the place and they're all delighted in that dressing room. I'm just bit disappointed we didn't get three points, that's the only thing I can complain about, and a sloppy 30 seconds towards the end of the first-half."

Ferguson had always stressed that he needed a free week on the training ground with the players, which paid dividends against a Forest side unbeaten in 14 games prior to kick-off.

"I was given a bit of time to work with them and you could see that today with the shape they were in. The way I want to play going ahead, especially at home, is to attack teams. Nottingham Forest have been on a fantastic run but we more than matched them," he added.

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