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Grayson: Two Contrasting Performances

Manager Frustrated In First Half Performance

28 January 2020

Simon Grayson feels it was a game of two halves at Adams Park, as Blackpool slipped to another defeat in a narrow 2-1 loss to Wycombe Wanderers.

The Seasiders made an awful start at Adams Park, conceding two in the opening eight minutes of the game, which was delayed by over an hour after an air ambulance was called to attend a supporter.

Despite a first half which Grayson admits the hosts dominated, he was encouraged by the second 45 minutes.

“It was an evening of two contrasting performances,” he said.

“We didn’t start the game well at all. We conceded two sloppy early goals and didn’t deal with the threats Wycombe pose. Our passing was slack and we struggled to get going for the first half. We looked a different team in the second half. We were on the front foot for large parts and we had good opportunities.

“We’ve got to make sure that we’re bright and alert and we can’t gift teams opportunities to score goals and that’s what we did tonight.

With kick-off delayed for over an hour due to a medical incident in the stadium, there were suggestions that the match may have been abandoned prior to kick-off, but the manager was keen for the game to go ahead as planned.

"We had discussions with the match officials and Wycombe Wanderers about the game taking place and entirely supported Wycombe in whatever decision they made.

"I would like to praise the fantastic response of the paramedics and send our very best wishes to the Wycombe supporter for a full recovery."

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