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Ferguson Philosophical

3 May 2014

Seasiders Stay Up But Lose To Charlton

Barry Ferguson was pleased to keep Blackpool in The Championship for another season, although disappointed to end the campaign on a defeat.

A Callum Harriott hat-trick secured a 3-0 victory for Charlton Athletic, but fesults elsewhere fell in The Seasiders' favour to ensure that the team finished 20th in the table. Having taken charge in January, Ferguson was always tasked with keeping the club up. 

"That was my remit when I took over and we got there," he said. "It's not the way I wanted to finish it, though. I'm just gutted for the boys because that wasn't us in the second-half - I don't know whether it was a wee bit of nerves because we've been like that of late at home.

"Our away form has been excellent but at home I just think there was a bit of nerves. Once we went a goal down the atmosphere changed a bit and it affected the players. At the end of the day I said to them 'keep your heads up' because we were struggling three, two months ago but they've kept Blackpool in The Championship.

"It's a strange day because we should be really happy keeping the club in The Championship but I just wanted the boys to go out on a high."

The campaign will now come to a close with an End of Season dinner at Bloomfield Road tomorrow night, prior to Ferguson taking a break.

"I'm going back up to Scotland and having a holiday before taking stock," he added.


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