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Clark: See It Out

4 April 2015

Manager Frustrated To Concede Late On

Lee Clark was left to rue a late equaliser that denied Blackpool their first away win of the season at Bolton.

The Blackpool manager, pleased with the majority of his sides' performance, says his players need to see games out better.

"It shows why there hasn't been enough wins, we've got to control the game better and see it out. It's about game management," he said.

"We deserved to win. We created chances and we should have seen the game out in added time. You need to keep the ball in your possession, whether that's through throw-ins, corners, free-kicks or by passing it around."

The display was one of Blackpool's better ones in a difficult campaign, backing up an encouraging performance against Leeds prior to the international break.

"We've got some good footballers and I've enjoyed watching them in the last two games. We're showing that we can be decent but we've only took two points from those two games. We need to manage games better and get maximum points."

Blackpool's goal came courtesy of on loan Wolves winger Michael Jacobs, who highlighted his ability throughout the 90 minutes.

"Michael has come in and shown everybody that he's a good player. He's had a couple of opportunities and scored a terrific goal, as well as made goalscoring opportunities for others. He's shown in the games he's played that he can be a big attacking threat for us."

Though Jose Cubero had a great chance to seal all three points late on, the manager was still happy with the Costa Rican's overall performance following a lengthy spell out with injury.

"We had to be so careful with the injury that we didn't rush him back because it was quite intrusive with the pin. He then had a mysterious knee problem that flared up out of nothing, and then we had to build up his fitness with him missing a long time without games.

"What he's shown in his last two starts is that we'd have been a far better team with him in our group than when we didn't have him. I'm glad he had that option year that we've activated," Clark added.



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