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Clark: Away Form Must Change

7 February 2015

Manager Reflects On Norwich Defeat

Lee Clark says a solution must be found to amend Blackpool's away form following a 4-0 defeat to Norwich City. 

A heavy defeat at Carrow Road continued a winless run on the road that stretches back to the end of last season.

Having tried various system changes already, the manager is prepared to ring the changes in order to bring about an improvement.

"We need to look at doing something completely different to get this elusive away win. We’ve changed tactics during games and at the start of games so the next opportunity has to be personnel," Clark said.

"Some players haven’t really had a chance to play at home so we’ve got to look at that. The last two away games have told me that, whichever way we’re trying it, it isn’t happening. The away record over the course of the season tells me that things have to change. We’re completely two teams at this moment in time at home and away."

Clearly disappointed with the goals conceded this afternoon, the manager was also unhappy with Blackpool's work off the ball.

"Without the ball we are just so easy to play against at this moment in time. Too many individual errors compounded us collectively.
"The first three goals are really preventable and we’ve got to work harder in terms of being better defenders all over the pitch, rather than make ourselves easy to play against away from home.
"We shouldn’t be giving goals away like that, to get split wide open between your back four for the first goal shouldn’t be happening. People playing one-twos and give and goes, you cannot ball watch in those situations. You need to be prepared to stay with the runner. We haven’t done that, we’ve been punished by a good side," he added.


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