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McPhillips: Much Improved Second-Half

Manager Reflects On 0-0 Draw With Luton

22 September 2018

Terry McPhillips was pleased with a much improved second-half performance, as Blackpool drew 0-0 with Luton Town.

Openly admitting that his side were second-best in the opening 45 minutes, McPhillips was much happier after the break and was content to take a point from a 'bad day at the office'.

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

Contrast in halves.

We were disappointed with the first-half, but sometimes that happens. I wasn’t expecting it after the way they’ve been playing in games and in training, but second-half we got a response like we normally do. We made a good game of it second-half and came away with a 0-0 when we’ve had a bad day at the office. We’ve moved up a place in the league and that’s a positive, and we’ve got no injuries which is a positive.

Stern opposition.

They really do pass the ball, that’s what they do. They’ve got some good players and it’s a big club with a big budget in this league. They have got some good players and that showed in the first-half, but second-half we showed what we are all about.

Sixth clean sheet.

It was massive, and I think we’ve got the record number of clean sheets now in the league. It’s just a shame that we can’t nick that goal because scoring goals has been a little problem for us. And if we’d have scored one today, we would have won.

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