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Clark: Should Have Won

21 March 2015

Manager Pleased With Performance Level

Lee Clark felt Blackpool deserved more than a point from their performance against Leeds United this afternoon.

The manager was quick to credit his players for their display, albeit frustrated to concede a preventable equaliser.

"We should have won, we deserved to win. We only drew because we gave away a disappointing goal from an individual error," he said.

"The level of performance was good and that's the standard and probably the best you can play on that surface. My lads tried to pass it around as best they could and made good decisions. There were lots of outstanding performances for me. I'm just frustrated for the supporters and players that we didn't pick up the win.

"The fans have shown today that once they saw a good performance from the players they were ready to support them."

Prior to the game, Clark opted to revert to Blackpool's traditional dugout at Bloomfield Road in the hope that it brings a change of fortune.

"I was going to do it when I first came in because I remember that was the dugout the club had when Ian was here," he explained. "I just thought let's do it. I hope it rubs off and has a bit of success."

The result against Leeds ended a six-match losing run in the league, however the manager is still firmly focused on the long-term future. 

"The losses have hurt me but I'm trying to find solutions, I've been wanting the season to end so that we can start again. I still feel that way though because I'm looking forward to starting afresh.

"At the moment I'm talking the talk but by the summer, in June, July, we need to walk the walk," he added.



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