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McPhillips: A Fair Result

Interim Boss Reflects On Draw At Shrewsbury

18 August 2018

Terry McPhillips reflected on a fair scoreline following Blackpool’s goal-less draw at Shrewsbury Town.

Pool’s interim boss was pleased with The Seasiders’ defensive effort, yet acknowledged that his side must do better in the final third.

Speaking post-match, here’s what he had to say.

Fair result.

I thought the score, I thought the draw was fair. They were the better team first-half and I thought we were slightly stronger than them in the second-half. The lads defended the set-plays brilliantly and we were always comfortable with them, but we didn’t do enough on our set-plays. In the end, neither goalkeeper has had enough work to do.

Tactical change at half-time.

Ollie Turton went into midfield and I thought he was terrific. They all put in a good shift, but what we lacked today was a bit of quality to unlock the door. They had one good chance and I thought Armand had a good chance when he got in to lob the ‘keeper, but he didn’t quite have the touch. He put another great shift in, though.

Late save from Mark Howard.

That’s what he’s there for. I’m really pleased with the clean sheet, as he will be.


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