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Grayson: We Had To Dig Deep And Put Bodies On Line

Manager Takes A Lot From Gutsy Performance At Burton

26 October 2019

Simon Grayson believes his squad showed real character and fight to take a point at Burton Albion on Saturday.

The Seasiders battled for a hard-earned point at the Pirelli Stadium, despite being down to ten men for almost all of the second half, and Simon Grayson feels the squad worked their socks off given the disadvantage in personnel.

“When you’re down to ten men with 40 minutes remaining on the clock, you’ll take a clean sheet and a point,” he said.

“Burton can cause a lot of problems so we had to dig deep and put our bodies on the line. Of course, we will look at the bigger picture, but when you’re a man down for such a long time, you’ve got to be pleased to take a point.”

Not only did the squad defend for their lives in the second half, but could have come away with all three points in the final moments, as Armand Gnanduillet clipped the far post with a lovely effort.

“We had one or two half chances on the counter-attack, and Armand had a great chance to nick it the end,” Grayson explained.

“I thought he reacted really well to not starting the game when we brought him on in the second half, and he was a real handful”

“It was one of those games where you’d take a 0-0 given the circumstances, but if we’d managed to get a late smash and grab at the end, it would’ve been perfect”

“We’ll dust ourselves down this week and look ahead to next Saturday’s match against Peterborough.”

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