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Doyle Apologises On Players' Behalf

8 May 2016

Goalkeeper Gutted After Relegation

Colin Doyle was quick to apologise on behalf of his Blackpool team mates, as the club’s relegation to League Two was confirmed with defeat at Peterborough United.

With Pool’s fate out of their own hands, it was always an uphill task, and a promising start was quickly forgotten with a second-half capitulation.

With Doyle wearing the armband, he stood up post-match to describe the mood inside the away dressing room.

“I’d like to apologise on behalf of the lads,” he said. “It just wasn’t good enough. It’s not just about today, we should have put more points on the board.

“Knowing Fleetwood were 2-0 up put a big pin in the afternoon, but the second-half wasn’t good enough, we shouldn’t be keeling over like that.

“We were by far the better side in the first-half but conceded a penalty and, like we have done over the last few games, let the game get away from us.”

Blackpool finished the season without a win in five matches and Doyle admitted the damage was done before today’s defeat in Cambridgeshire. 

“We haven’t won enough games, it’s as simple as that,” he admitted. “We’ve been through patches where we put runs together and then ended up losing six or seven games. 

“We weren’t consistent across the whole season and that probably cost us. If we’d have beaten Fleetwood we would have been in the driving seat but we couldn’t get that goal.

“We’re gutted. Nobody wants to get relegated but we’ve got to stick together somehow and come back next season to give it a go,” he added. 

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