Terry McPhillips admitted his Blackpool side ‘didn’t do enough’ to warrant anything from their 1-0 home defeat to Oxford United.
The Seasiders, previously on a seven-match unbeaten run, looked out of sorts and didn’t test the opposition ‘keeper enough, despite some impressive displays in training.
“Oxford came here to defend their half, which you expect,” the manager said. “In training the last couple of days the lads have done brilliantly with patterns of play and we’ve looked dangerous. We just didn’t do enough today.
“They’re desperate for the points, and we’re desperate for the points as well. It’s a great win for them, and they haven’t got bad players.
“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy and we knew we were going to have to play well. We didn’t play as well as we know we can play, and it’s disappointing not to back up the two good away draws with a win here.
“Obviously, it wasn’t to be and we’ll now have to dust ourselves down and get ready for Bristol Rovers. We’re going to have to play better than we did today,” he added.