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Aldred: Can't Dwell On This

9 April 2016

Defender's Colchester Reaction

Tom Aldred says it’s important Blackpool don’t dwell on defeat to Colchester United and learn from their mistakes during the rest of the season.

The Seasiders put in an abject performance on their way to a 1-0 reverse against The U’s, which put them back in the bottom four.

While acknowledging the performance wasn’t good enough, Aldred insists Blackpool can’t lick their wounds for too long.

"It’s too late in the season to feel down-hearted and to beat ourselves up,” he said. “It’s important we move on and learn from this.

"Obviously tonight we’ll digest it, but tomorrow is a new day. There’s four massive games left so we need to pick ourselves up quickly.

"Results of late have been good, performances have been good, but both the performance and result wasn’t there today and Colchester probably deserved their luck."

The goal when it arrived was scruffy, taking a number of deflections on it’s way to Chris Porter, who finished with aplomb. 

However, Blackpool failed to create clear-cut chances after that and were made to pay, as their good run came to an end. 

"It’s bounced off a few of the lads’ chests and fallen to the lad who smashed it in. It’s a killer goal and it’s not fallen for us but we’ve not made it fall for us.

 "Usually the harder you work, the luckier you get and that’s what we’ve been doing lately but today we weren’t at the races.

"We’re well aware there’s only four games left, we know we need points so we’ve got to move on from this," he added. 

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