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McDonald: Attacking Play Let Us Down

21 November 2015

Manager On Narrow Defeat at Southend

Neil McDonald bemoaned a lack of cutting edge as Blackpool lost out 1-0 to Southend United at Roots Hall this afternoon.

The Seasiders created a number of opportunities throughout the 90 minutes, yet couldn't find that all important goal to take at least a point from the game.

"We've created lots of chances and haven't scored, it's our attacking play that has let us down," he told the official website. "We've created chance after chance after chance and sometimes haven't made the goalkeeper work."

The hosts took the lead in the 76th minute, having countered a Blackpool move to push forward. 

"When you don't put the chances away you're always likely to concede or make a mistake. We gave the ball away and they ran up the pitch on a counter attack and scored with a free header.

"We certainly didn't get what we deserved today, we deserved something out of the game."

The other disappointing outcome of the game came with news of a first-half injury to Andy Little, who came off with a hamstring problem.

"He's got a little bit of a tight hamstring, which is very, very disappointing," the manager confirmed. "He'd done well in a couple of training sessions and was fully fit. He made a little bit of a difference holding the ball up and flicking it on, and he's had a great chance himself when he's hit the crossbar. He's disappointed that he didn't score."

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