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Edwards: Must Control It Better

Defender Insists Players Need To Take Responsibility After Coventry Defeat

8 September 2019

Ryan Edwards insists that Blackpool must improve and learn to control games better after falling to a 3-2 defeat against Coventry City.

The Seasiders raced into a two-goal lead at St Andrew’s and looked relatively comfortable with half-time looming, yet suddenly conceded twice in the space of five minutes before ultimately losing the game in the 91st minute.

“After a great start and whatever it was, 40 minutes, 2-0 up, we’ve got to control it better and take more responsibility,” Edwards said. “We conceded two very sloppy goals. We need to do better and it’s frustrating for them to then go in score in the last few minutes and for us to lose the game.”

It’s that five-minute period prior to the interval that angers the most, with the centre-half acknowledging the need to keep things tight.

“It’s about taking responsibility on the pitch. That’s what we should have done, myself included, we should have just been a voice and said ‘you get in here and you slot in there’. We should have been seeing it through for 2-0 against Coventry at half-time. You can’t ask for more than that, but we’ve blown it and given it away.

“It’s not like us, we’ve been pretty solid all season. To switch off like that and have lapses in concentration is massively disappointing.”


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