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Bowyer: Goals Were Gifted

Manager on a Frustrating Night

28 November 2017

Gary Bowyer was frustrated with the goals his Blackpool side gifted Blackburn Rovers, as The Seasiders fell to a 4-2 defeat at Bloomfield Road.

Despite playing some good, attacking football, mistakes at the back proved costly once again and brought to an end a three-match unbeaten run.

Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…

Gift goals.

The overriding emotion today is one of frustration. We’ve shot ourselves in the foot and Christmas has come early tonight for Blackburn with the presents that we gave them.

Not clinical enough with first-half attacking display.

We created some great chances. David Raya makes a hell of a save from Jay’s free-kick and that would have put us 2-1 up and it’s a different game. But we were guilty tonight of what we’ve been saying for a bit – we weren’t clinical enough in their box and were very sloppy in ours.

Individual errors.

The frustrating bit is that we’ve gone away from home in two tough games against Peterborough and Fleetwood and kept two clean sheets, then we go and produce that. It’s not acceptable.

Players missing.

When this fixture was supposed to be played we were in a good, clean bill of health. This time we weren’t, and for a club that has got a squad as small as we have, the impact of those injuries takes its toll. 

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