Thomson: Blackpool haven’t lost belief

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Assistant boss Malky Thomson says Blackpool have the self belief to get out of relegation trouble.

The Seasiders, with just two wins from their last 26 games, are two points and two places above the relegation zone.

Thomson said: “We are disappointed that we came away with no points at all, but the level of endeavour from the boys was great.

“We still have a lot of self-belief and we have to carry that on against Burnley.

Two goals from Luke Murphy was the difference between the sides, with Leeds ending a run of five defeats on the bounce.

“Leeds managed to take their chances and we didn’t. That was probably the only difference. I can guarantee the players at Blackpool are utterly professional in their outlook. We haven’t set ourselves a points target. We are fully focused on getting the right result from our next game against Burnley.”

Murphy showed finishing of the highest calibre, switching the ball on to his left foot to slot the ball in from the corner of the six-yard box in the 21st minute for the first and cleverly dinking the ball over goalkeeper Matt Gilks with 17 minutes left.

Leeds goalkeeper Jack Butland denied Blackpool a consolation goal by stretching to tip Gary MacKenzie’s header over the bar with five minutes left.