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Grayson: Showed Good Spirit

Manager Believes The Spirit And Fight Is There Despite Poor Run Of Form

1 February 2020

Simon Grayson admits his team are in the midst of a poor run of form, but is confident the club is on the cusp of turning things around.

The Seasiders made it ten matches without a victory on Saturday, succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at Oxford United. Gary Madine gave Blackpool an early lead before Marcus Browne was able to turn the game on it’s head before half-time.

Yet, despite the poor run of his side, Grayson firmly believes a victory is in sight.

“We were improved on Tuesday night’s game, make no mistake about that,” he said.

“We knew how Oxford were going to play. They like to pop the ball around and we said before hand about the shape of the opposition and what threats they pose.

“Chris Maxwell looked impressive in goal, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was outstanding, Connor Ronan did well in the little pockets of space like we asked him to. There were some positive performances in the poor situation we are in, so if we can turn those positive performances into victories, then we’ll start climbing up that league table.

“We can’t get away from the fact that there were positive signs today, but we’ve got to make sure we defend better as individuals and collectively as a team. We need to stop gifting the opposition chances and giving them time and space in the box.

“We need to work on the negatives and with a free week this week before the Southend game, that gives a good opportunity to do so.”

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