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Norris: A Learning Curve

2 November 2015

Midfielder Hoping Pool Can Use Bury Experience

David Norris hopes Blackpool can use Saturday’s experience to their advantage in the future, after finishing the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline at Bury. 

The Seasiders conceded some sloppy goals in a bizarre first-half, but also served up some impressive attacking football when in possession.

The defeat put an end to Pool’s six-game unbeaten run, but Norris believes they could be better for it in the future. 

“It’s a learning curve and a harsh lesson,” said Norris. “We didn’t defend well enough, even though we’d been prepped on it. It wasn’t good enough, especially with us knowing what to expect.

“We’ve been really good recently, we haven’t conceded from set pieces. It’s disappointing but we move on, we’ll take the positives because some of our play was excellent.

“At times I think it was some of the best stuff we’ve played this season, especially going forward, and in open play I thought we were comfortable.”

Neil McDonald’s side have an instant opportunity to get it out of their system however, with another away trip, this time at Bradford City on Tuesday. 

“Until we can win enough games to get ourselves comfortably in mid-table the pressure’s going to be on. I think we’ve handled it well pretty well in the six previous games and got some good points on the board.

"You can't go losing too many in a row down there because teams are picking up points.  Again, Bradford are a big, strong team. They’ll probably be decent from set pieces, so we’ll have to be right at it,” he added.

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