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Mental Strength Pleases Kyle

22 July 2015

Coach On Ross County Draw

First-team coach Richie Kyle says the mental strength on show from Blackpool on Wednesday was the most pleasing aspect of their 1-1 friendly draw with Ross County.

The Seasiders came from behind and avoided defeat thanks to Mark Cullen’s header a minute from time.

It was the first time The Seasiders had fallen behind in pre-season but the players responded well, and Kyle was happy with the persistence on show. 

“It was great to get back into it after being a goal down, it showed good mental strength from the lads,” said Kyle. 

“They’ve got a good mentality this group. They fought right until the end, they don’t like to beaten, which we’ve seen with the early signs.

“It’s good to get into good habits. Winning games, not losing games, going down and getting back into it. We want to bring a strong mentality, a winning mentality as much as possible.”

The draw ensured Blackpool’s unbeaten start to pre-season continues and the late goal shows the fitness work is paying off. 

“It’s been a long week, the lads have worked hard and I thought the fitness showed, we were very strong towards the end.

“There’s still a lot to improve on. I thought at times we played some good stuff but sometimes we gave possession away too easily, that will come with time though. 

“We’re happy with the stage we’re at, it was pleasing that we got a goal back to draw,” he added. 

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