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McPhillips: Wasn't A Classic

Manager Reflects On Goal-Less Draw

19 January 2019

Terry McPhillips was quick to admit that Blackpool’s stalemate with Shrewsbury Town wasn’t a classic.

The Seasiders failed to register a shot on target during the match, though did come closest to scoring when Chris Long struck the bar.

“It wasn’t a classic. We didn’t play well first-half and it was as bad as we’ve done. Not with effort, just with decision making, passing and quality,” the manager said.

“We changed it second-half and did better. I think Armand should score his header and Longy has a brilliant effort that comes off the bar.

“They had opportunities, mainly by us passing to them and them counter attacking us a few times. They set up here to make it really hard for us to get behind them, and it was.

“It was a horrible 0-0 and nobody wants to watch that again. We move on with a point and I think we’ve moved up a place in the table, but we’re going to have to do better than that.”

Apart from the clean sheet, the only other positive was the return of Curtis Tilt following several weeks on the sidelines.

“He was probably our best player today. It was a tough decision to make because Nick Anderton played last week in that position and did ever so well. In the end, Tilty’s earnt the right to get his place back and it was justified,” the manager added.  

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