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Bowyer: Not Enough In Second-Half

18 February 2017

Manager Reflects On 2-2 Draw

Gary Bowyer was less than pleased with Blackpool's second-half display against Crewe, as his side squandered a two-goal advantage to draw. 

The manager felt his team didn't do enough in such a commanding position, with the visitors building allowed to build up momentum on the front foot.

The first-half loss of Tom Aldred to injury didn't help matters, though Blackpool must do much better in the 15 games now remaining this season. 

Speaking post-match, here's what the manager had to say...

Angry and Frustrated.    

Overall we're disappointed that we haven't been able to capitalise on a great start. That being said, we're angry and frustrated with the second-half performance. I would go as far to say that it was the worst 45 minutes since we've been at the club.  

We couldn't get hold of the ball and as a result we couldn't get a foothold in the game. Today we've not displayed the qualities that we possessed last week at Carlisle and in the second-half at Portsmouth. In the second-half today we've not done enough. 

Loss of Tom Aldred and signing of Ian Black. 

It's just a bit of a thigh strain for Tom and it was disappointing to lose him. We needed people to step forward when he went off and, alarmingly, they didn't. 

We've brought Ian Black into the club and we know that he will give us that. I know exactly what Ian will give us, he's a winner and he won't stand for what we've just seen there today. 

Respond quickly. 

We've got to regroup and we've got to respond quickly. It's simple now, we've got a third left of the season and we've got to do a lot better than we have done today.    

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