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McDonald On Wigan Defeat

30 April 2016

Manager's Thoughts On Performance

Neil McDonald says Blackpool must now rely on other results to try and maintain their League One status after falling to a 4-0 defeat against table-toppers Wigan Athletic.

The Seasiders, who could have moved out of the bottom four with a victory, were unable to capitalise on some big first-half opportunities and were ultimately unravelled after the interval.

"It was a strong first-half performance but first-halves don't win you games. We created a few chances against a top team and didn't take them. When you don't take them they punish you and with the chances they had, they certainly showed us how to put the ball in the back of the net," the manager said.

"The lack of goals has certainly cost us in lots of games this season. The first-half performance was decent enough with some of the chances we created and some of the football we played, but we were nowhere near it in the second-half."

The result leaves Blackpool on 46 points and needing slip ups from other sides in the division to take it to the final day at Peterborough United.

"We've had our chance and we haven't taken our chance, especially over the 90 minutes. Wigan deserved to win on their second-half performance," McDonald admitted.  

"We now have to hold on to the fact that hopefully a couple of clubs can do us a favour and it goes into the last game. We've got to give it everything we've got. If it doesn't, we'll be bitterly disappointed in our position and where we are in the league." 

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