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Heneghan: Just Lacked Quality

Defender On Shrewsbury Stalemate

20 January 2019

Ben Heneghan was pleased to take a clean sheet away from Blackpool’s draw with Shrewsbury Town, though admitted that bit of quality was missing to win the game.

Uncharacteristically, The Seasiders failed to register a shot on target all afternoon and only had two opportunities of note, with Chris Long’s strike that bounced back off the bar the closest either side came to scoring.

“As a defender, you’re taking a clean sheet every day, but we just lacked the quality and it wasn’t a great game to watch,” Heneghan said.

“We never created many chances and we didn’t feel threatened when they came at us, really. I suppose at the back it was, kind of, comfortable, but we’ve got to create something, fire the ball across the box and put them under pressure. It just wasn’t happening.”

The fact that Blackpool nullified Shrewsbury at the other end of the pitch ensured that a 15th clean sheet of the season was kept. Heneghan wants more, though.

“You pride yourself on clean sheets, and I want to keep as many as possible. I want more than what we’ve got now. Going into next week’s game, that’s what we’ll look for,” he added.

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