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McPhillips: Just Lacked Extra Bit of Quality

Manager Reflects On Stalemate At AFC Wimbledon

29 December 2018

Terry McPhillips says Blackpool lacked that ‘little bit of extra quality’ to break the deadlock in their stalemate at AFC Wimbledon.

The Seasiders carved out a couple of good opportunities in the game, but just didn’t have that ruthless edge to take them.

“It’s a clean sheet, which is a positive, but if we want to win games then we’ve got to start scoring goals,” the manager admitted.

“It’s just that little bit of extra quality that we lacked today, not for the want of trying. One or two were not quite on it today, but I still thought we played some good stuff and made the best chances.”

Without eight first-team players, McPhillips was quick to credit the effort that his side had to put in against very direct opponents.   

“We were really at bare bones today with the squad and the lads that are injured and suspended. Fair play to the squad for churning out a performance like that at such a tough place to come. The timing of playing Wimbledon was wrong for us.”

Captain Jay Spearing played the game yet was withdrawn late on after struggling with his calf.  

“He just tightened up. He’s had a little problem with his calf so that was a precaution. We also wanted to put Davo on and see if we could win the game.

“But we’ll take the point and go again on Tuesday now.”

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