Blackpool Held To Draw
Tom Aldred insists Blackpool’s disappointment with collecting just one point against Sheffield United shows how far they’ve come in recent weeks.
The Seasiders were forced to settle for a point against the promotion-chasing Blades, but it did continue their positive run of form.
Back in August Pool’s resolution was broken by United at Bramall Lane, so Aldred was pleased they learned from their mistakes.
“We went there and were beaten 2-0 so to get that clean sheet now shows how far we’ve come,” he explained.
“Maybe five or six months ago we wouldn’t have held out for that 0-0, we might have conceded like we did at their place, it shows we’re getting stronger as a team.
“We’ve got more resilience, people know their positions a lot better and we’re stronger as a group. In the end if anyone was going to win it it would have been us.”
Aldred helped keep Conor Sammon and Billy Sharp quiet on his way to another clean sheet, which he feels could have helped earn three points on another day.
“They’re both good players and have played at higher levels, so I knew I’d have my hands full but we dealt with it well as a back four.
“I thought we were a bit unfortunate not to get one at Walsall so it’s good to get back to the clean sheet mentality.
“Maybe we need a bit more luck we could have won it. Then sometimes you can always switch off defensively, we’ve not done that and come away with a clean sheet and a point,” he added.