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McAlister: Didn't Get A Break

12 March 2016

Midfielder On Coventry Defeat

Jim McAlister was frustrated Blackpool couldn’t turn half-chances into anything more substantial, which proved costly against Coventry City. 

The Seasiders failed to create clear-cut chances at Bloomfield Road, meaning Marc Antoine-Fortune’s close-range strike proved decisive. 

There was a late rally from the home side but defeat means Blackpool remain in the bottom four, without a win since January.  

“It felt in the last ten, 15 minutes we had them on the back foot, and didn’t create anything clear-cut,” he explained. “There was a couple of half-chances where we could have nicked a point.

“They had everyone behind the ball and we were putting the ball forward but couldn’t get that wee break.

“It was a soft goal. There’s not many times this season when we’ve conceded and come back to take something from the game.”

No side from below 15th picked up three points, which made Blackpool’s 1-0 reverse particularly frustrating for McAlister.

“We see it as a missed opportunity for ourselves, when we see other teams not managing to pick up points. 

“It’s in our own hands, we’ll take it a game at a time. We’ve got a good dressing room of boys and hopefully we can manage to catch teams above,” he added.

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