Goalscorer Luke Garbutt frustrated by Blackpool form and determined to push on

Blackpool might be on an eight-game unbeaten run but Luke Garbutt says he and his teammates aren’t satisfied by their form.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 8:00 am

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The Seasiders had to settle for a fourth successive home draw against Burton Albion on Tuesday.

Neil Critchley’s side take on fellow play-off chasers Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow, looking to cut the gap to the top six in League One. Pool sit five points adrift with four games in hand on sixth-placed Charlton Athletic.

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Luke Garbutt scored his first Blackpool goal against Burton on Tuesday

While the Seasiders are well placed to launch a play-off challenge, Garbutt revealed the players’ dissatisfaction at recent results.

The left-back said: “There’s a bit of frustration in the camp, especially with the draws at home recently.

“We wanted to be getting maximum points from those games and I think in a lot of them that’s what we deserved.

“It’s just that little bit of extra drive and determination to put the ball in the net which will help us to move up the table and achieve things this season.”

Garbutt’s equaliser was his first goal for Blackpool, who improved after being second-best in the first half.

The 27-year-old said: “For the first 25 minutes we were slow to get out of the traps.

“Burton played really well in terms of getting the ball in certain areas and putting a lot of long throws and corners into our box.

“We struggled to deal with it a little bit but we grew into the game and finished the half really strong.

“We totally dominated the second half and should really have got three points.

“I was glad to get my goal, though. When I’m playing at full-back I like to get forward, provide assists and get a few goals, so I want to push on with that.

“I pride myself on set -pieces – it’s one of my main strengths. My deliveries were good and we were a little unlucky not to get on the end of them.”

The Seasiders are targeting a fourth consecutive away victory against Karl Robinson’s side, who are three points above them from two games more.