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McDonald: We Deserved Something

20 February 2016

Manager On Late Defeat at Swindon

Neil McDonald was massively disappointed not to take at least a point from Blackpool's game against Swindon Town this afternoon.

The Seasiders ended up on the wrong end of five-goal encounter at the County Ground, with Nicky Ajose scoring what proved to be the winner for the home side in the 88th minute.

"It's a massive disappointment, I thought we certainly deserved to get something out of the game. The three goals we conceded were not good for us and we're all disappointing in the changing room," the manager said.

Blackpool had made a great start to the fixture, as Tom Aldred headed in his fourth goal of the season inside two minutes. Unfortunately that was cancelled out with the first of Ajose's three goals and from a defensive point of view, his hat-trick was avoidable.

"They were probably all preventable, and even before the third one there was a foul on Brad Potts and we didn't get the free-kick," McDonald continued. "We showed a lot of character but for the first time in a long time we haven't got what we deserved today.

"We shouldn't be scoring two goals away from home and not coming away with at least a point. That was the most frustrating performance of the season for me, away from home."

Although unhappy with the result, it was only the team's second defeat in seven games. 

"If we keep performing like we have done today, create the chances that we have and defend a little bit better then we'll be fine," he added.

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