Terry McPhillips lauded Barnsley as probably the best team Blackpool have faced this season after his side fell to a 2-1 defeat at Oakwell.
The Tykes fought back to cancel out an early strike from Harry Pritchard and dominated possession throughout, as they moved level on points with league leaders Luton Town.
“They were a superb team today and the best, probably, that we’ve seen all season,” the manager remarked. “They knew what they had to do, take care of their own business, win their last two games and the likelihood is they’ll get promoted. I think the results went for them as well.
“I can’t fault our lads, the effort was in abundance playing against a top team that was right on it today. We’ve just got to do better with the ball.
“We’ve paid for our mistakes and have had a little bit of luck with one or two that they’ve missed. But I’m pleased with the effort, desire and passion of our lads.”