Kenny Dougall was left frustrated in Blackpool’s loss at Rochdale on Tuesday evening, but acknowledged that all unbeaten runs must come to an end at some point.
The Seasiders unbeaten run of 16 matches ended at Spotland, with Ollie Rathbone’s strike condemning Blackpool to their first loss since mid-February.
Despite the defeat, Kenny Dougall said Blackpool’s destiny for this season is still in their own hands.
“You’re always disappointed to not pick up points, so it was frustrating to lose the game,” Dougall said.
“Having said that, all good runs must come to an end at some point. To remain unbeaten for 16 matches at any level is a good run, and that has put us in a good position as we head into the final few games of the season.
“We were frustrated to lose the game, but we are still in the playoff places with five games to go, so we’ll learn from it and look ahead to Saturday.”
With Blackpool back at home on Saturday when Shrewsbury Town visit Bloomfield Road, Dougall knows how important the match is.
“They beat us last time we played them, so we know what we’re coming up against,” he said.
“They’re probably not in the position they want to be in in the league table, and will be looking to climb as high as they can in the final few matches. It will be a tough match, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure Tuesday’s defeat is just a one-off.”