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Grayson: Didn't Ask Enough Questions

Manager Bemoans Lack of Goal Threat

8 October 2019

Simon Grayson says his side didn’t ask enough questions in the final third, as Blackpool were left to settle for a stalemate at Bolton.

Though defensively solid throughout the 90 minutes, the Seasiders didn’t make the right decisions when it came to breaking the deadlock at the University of Bolton Stadium and left the field with a sense of frustration.

“If you’re a manager coming away from home, then you’re pleased that you’ve got a point and a clean sheet.  The shape of our team out of possession was really good because they can hurt you and have got some good players,” Grayson said.

“But it’s when you get to that top end of the pitch that really matters. We just didn’t have enough quality and possess enough threats to go and get the winner.

“We did a lot of good things, but the most important part is to try and score goals. We didn’t ask enough questions.”

From a creative point of view, the continued absence of numerous attacking players, as well as being without Jordan Thompson due to international commitments, was clearly felt.

“When you’re without the likes of Nuttall, Delfouneso and Kaikai, who weren’t available for selection, it makes it all the more difficult. We didn’t have the strength in depth on the pitch or off the bench.

“All three are making good progress but we’ll have to see if Saturday comes too soon for one or two of them. We’ll take it day-by-day.”

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