Skipper Jay Spearing was quick to apologise for Blackpool’s performance at home to MK Dons yesterday, insisting that the team let everybody down.
An out of sorts performance was compounded with a 3-0 defeat, and a reaction to that will now be sought away at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night.
“It was very disappointing. We’ve let ourselves, the supporters, the manager and everybody down,” Spearing said. “The goals we’re conceding are too easy and it’s not good enough for the standards that we want to set.
“We’re the only ones who can go out and fix it and we’ve got to look ourselves in the mirror, sort ourselves out and get ready for Tuesday’s game.”
Blunt in his overall assessment, Spearing felt that Blackpool lacked a clinical approach at both ends of the pitch and revealed that those problems were discussed at length post-match.
“We probably could have been there all afternoon without scoring. They’ve put their bodies on the line and we haven’t. All round as a team we need to get back to basics and go again. We’re going to work hard to try and fix it as soon as possible.
“We need to hold our hands up and say to each other what we think. We can only improve by letting it all out and putting it all on the table. If we want to get rid of the mistakes, we need to tell each other what we think. We’re big enough and strong enough to do that, and we did that in the dressing room, and the gaffer did as well.”