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Critchley: Got To Learn From Mistakes Quickly

Head Coach Reflects on Defeat

28 October 2020

Neil Critchley has admitted that his players must rectify their mistakes quickly, after Blackpool fell to a defeat against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday evening.

Despite finishing the game with nine men, the Seasiders ultimately fell short after Callum Reilly’s first half strike inflicted another away defeat on Critchley’s side.

Reflecting on a frustrating evening in the capital, Critchley praised his side’s spirit, but admitted that certain errors must be rectified quickly.

“There’s a recurring theme of chasing the game. It was a really poor goal that we conceded in my opinion, it was far too easy for them, “he said.

“We showed some great spirit and battling qualities. Even with nine men we created some chances. Deme (Mitchell) and CJ (Hamilton) had good chances and that could’ve changed the game, so it was all about moments that decided the game.”

Critchley also praised captain Chris Maxwell, after the Blackpool goalkeeper made some crucial saves to deny AFC Wimbledon.

“He made a few great saves, but other than that they didn’t create too much. If we had eleven men on the pitch throughout, we could’ve got something from the game.

“Ultimately, we’ve got to learn from our mistakes quickly. We can’t keep chasing games and starting in the manner that we did today.”

“The games come thick and fast. We have to rest and prepare ahead of the trip to Burton Albion on Saturday.”

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