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Grayson: A Lot Of Work To Do

Manager Admits There Is Work To Be Done To Become Finished Article

1 January 2020

Simon Grayson was frustrated with his side’s performance in the 2-1 defeat at Rotherham United.

Dan Barlaser’s late free kick sealed the victory for the Millers, leaving Blackpool winless in their last five fixtures.

“We didn’t do enough to win the match, especially in the first 25 minutes of the game,” Grayson admitted.

“If I’m being honest, we could have been two or three goals down before we managed to get back into the game. We made a tactical change at half-time to go to a back five and I feel we did well in the second half. We were better with the ball, better off it and more compact.

“Having said that, there is obviously still a lot of work to do to get where we need to get to. That doesn’t happen overnight, and we need to dig deep when things aren’t going for you.”

Both of Rotherham’s goals were from set pieces – one from a corner and the winner from a free kick – something which the manager was disappointed with.

“We spoke over the past few days about how strong Rotherham are from set-pieces,” he said.

“They’re a big, strong side and ask questions with the lads up top who can turn you over in an instant. That’s what’s the most frustrating factor, is that we were aware of the threats they pose.

“We’re going through a sticky patch at the moment, and it’s important we pull together and get through the other side and climb up the table, which I know we will.”

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