Ince wants side to be more ruthless

Dan Gosling shows his frustration
Dan Gosling shows his frustration
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Paul Ince has blamed missed chances for Blackpool’s defeat on Saturday.

The Seasiders had the better of the play in the first half but two goals in ten second-half minutes by Matty Phillips and Charlie Austin killed off Ince’s men.

And the Pool boss has called on his side to be more ruthless in front of goal.

“It was a great first half,” Ince said. “All the instructions I gave the players they carried out.

“We are disappointed because we really thought we could win the game and in the first half we showed we could.

“We had chances and were dominant, but the bottom line is you have to be ruthless and take your chances.

“Our missed chances were a mixture of a lack of composure, things not going for us and good goalkeeping.

“Sometimes you just need someone to be ruthless. Look at Matty Phillips’ goal – he just turned and hit it, and sometimes you need to do that. At times we maybe try to over-play it.”

The result took QPR back to the top of the Championship table and saw Pool slide to ninth.

But Rangers boss Harry Redknapp admitted his side rode their luck.

“We were a bit fortunate to come in at 0-0 at half-time,” Redknapp said.

“They played well in the first half and coped with the conditions far better than we did.

“We just couldn’t get the ball down and bring our creative players into the game.

“But we were much better in the second half. I asked the lads to play more football and they did just that.

“We got the ball on the floor, zipped it around well and played some great stuff.

“Matty Phillips went back to his old club and scored one and made one, so we’re all delighted for him.”