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Aldred: A Big Learning Curve

14 August 2016

Defender Reflects On Morecambe Loss

Tom Aldred hopes Blackpool can learn from their mistakes on Saturday and benefit from the experience in the long run.

The Seasiders dominated for long periods of Saturday’s game at Morecambe, but were caught on the break and ended up the beaten side.

Leading the game through Brad Potts, Blackpool left undeserved losers, but Aldred insists they must learn from their mistakes.  

“Hopefully we’ll look back on it later in the season and think to ourselves how did we lose the game,” he said.

“We could be looking back and thinking it’s a good thing we did because it’s a big learning curve for us. 

“We’ve got to manage the game better. We needed to get through to half-time because I thought we were excellent in the first half, but the penalty lifted them.”

A counter attack from Pool’s own corner created the winning Morecambe goal and, despite disappointment, Aldred has called on his team mates to not dwell on the defeat.

“We put a lot of the defensive players up there, we’ve got to be box clever in terms of switching on for the break. We've got to learn from it and learn from it fast because it’s a major disappointment.

“The good thing about the Football League is there’s always an opportunity to put it right and it’s a good chance at Barnet. 

“It’s going to be a tough game in terms of the way they play but we’ve got to be ready for it,” he added. 

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