Gary Bowyer was proud of his players after they stretched their unbeaten run to five games with a 1-1 draw at home to Shrewsbury Town.
The Seasiders came back from behind in their final home game of the campaign thanks to an effort from Nathan Delfouneso.
Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…
No letting up.
I’m proud of them, but I told them beforehand that we weren’t going to let the last two games disappear without putting a good performance in because these last two games will carry with us through summer. There’ll be no letting off next weekend either. We want to go there and play as well as we did today and create as many chances but be a bit more clinical.
Delfouneso’s goal and the deliberation over it.
It [Delfouneso’s goal] was bemusing but fortunately they got the right decision in that sense.
Disappointing goal to concede.
The performance level today, you can’t fault. If there is one criticism, then it’s the manner of their goal which was poor from our point of view and just not being clinical enough.
Late withdrawal of Kyle Vassell.
He felt his hamstring and wasn’t comfortable enough. When you actually look back on our season, it’s been a “what if” season. What if Vassell had been fit, and the same with Cullen.