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McPhillips: Just Couldn't Score

Manager Bemoans Luck In Front of Goal

1 January 2019

Terry McPhillips bemoaned Blackpool’s luck in front of goal after a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders responded brilliantly to conceding an early strike to Josh Maja yet couldn’t capitalise on some good attacking play.

“It probably took us 20 minutes, until they scored, to get going. Once we got going, we were more than a match. We just couldn’t stick it in the net today,” the manager said.

“We had some really good chances. I think Tayls should have scored, but I thought he played really well. Then we have the Armand one that gets cleared off the line, and it was so close. We’ve just not had the rub of the green.”

From a positive point of view, the returns of Joe Dodoo and Donervon Daniels bolstered a squad that had previously been missing eight first-team players, however Ollie Turton is one of six who remains sidelined.

“Ollie made great progress and then had a bit of a reaction that has set him back a couple of days.

“It’s a test of the squad right now with so many good players missing, but it was nice to have Donervon and Joe Dodoo back today,” McPhillips added.

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