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Critchley: We Will Learn From Defeat

27 September 2020

Neil Critchley is confident his side will improve as the season progresses following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Gillingham.

The Seasiders succumbed to a Dominic Samuel brace at Priestfield Stadium on Saturday, in a game which the Seasiders struggled to break down a strong Gillingham defence, despite having the majority of possession during the game.

Reflecting on the performance, Critchley admitted his disappointment in the performance.

“I don’t think we deserved anything from the game, because I don’t think we were good enough on the day,” he said.

“We gave ourselves an uphill struggle from the start in conceding so early on, and our quality let us down at times.

“Until the last 20 minutes of the game, we didn’t really test them, and when you concede at the start of the first and the start of the second half, you give the opposition something to hold on to. It was just a bad day at the office, and something we need to learn from quickly.

“We will get better, I have no doubts about that,” Critchley continued.

“We need to, because the game is not a beauty contest. It’s not about who’s better on the eye, it’s about who finds a way to win. Ultimately, we need to find a way to win matches when you’re not at 100% - this will come, and I’m confident we will learn from Saturday’s match."

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