'I get it:' Blackpool boss empathises with fans' frustration as he analyses current situation

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley says he understands the frustration of the Blackpool fans following the 0-0 draw against Wycombe Wanderers.
Blackpool drew 0-0 with Wycombe WanderersBlackpool drew 0-0 with Wycombe Wanderers
Blackpool drew 0-0 with Wycombe Wanderers

The Seasiders’ play-off hopes took a further hit on Easter Monday, with both Lincoln City and Oxford United opening up a six point advantage on the Fylde Coast club in the battle for sixth- with just five games remaining.

Both Blackpool and Wycombe had late chances to claim the three points at Bloomfield Road. Franco Ravizzoli denied both Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel and Jake Beesley with impressive saves in the closing stages, while Sam Vokes smashed an effort against the crossbar, shortly after missing another good opportunity. Following a third consecutive game without a goal, and the top six looking unlikely, there were boos towards Critchley and his players at full time.

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"I understand, I get it when we don’t score a goal at home and we don’t win- we all share that frustration,” the Seasiders head coach said.

"We need the fans, and we need to produce a performance that gets them behind us. They got behind us right at the end when we were on top and created a bit of momentum, but we didn’t do that for long enough in the game, and that’s on us.

"It’s up to us as a staff to remain positive. There’s lots of positives to take from the performance, but when you don’t win games and you don’t score then it feels doubly worse. We played very well at Derby between both penalty boxes, and we could’ve beat Wycombe. When we reflect and calm down, taking the emotion out of it, we’ll be reminding the players of the things we’re doing well and the things we need to improve on.

"There’s pressure on every game, it is what it is. We’ve got two home games again, and it’s up to us to play better. We’re disappointed because we wanted to win against Wycombe- we didn’t play enough good football to control the game.”

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