Lee raves over his Pool braves

Blackpool's Steven Davies scores his sides equalising goal on Saturday
Blackpool's Steven Davies scores his sides equalising goal on Saturday
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Lee Clark praised his Blackpool side’s character after Steven Davies’ 89th-minute header earned them a point at Charlton.

Chris Eagles had given the Seasiders a first-half lead but a shaky spell saw them fall behind to a Yodi Buyens penalty and a goal by Jordan Cousins, who was allowed far too much space, before Davies scored for the third match running.

Blackpool's Ishmael Miller (left) and Peter Clarke celebrate their second goal scored by Steven Davies

Blackpool's Ishmael Miller (left) and Peter Clarke celebrate their second goal scored by Steven Davies

And the Pool boss was delighted with his team for never giving up. Clark said: “We are showing real character and I’d have said the same even if we didn’t get the late goal.

“The commitment is unquestionable. These players are really having a go for us. Every single day in training they are giving us everything.”

Pool remain eight points from safety at the foot of the Championship table but they did make up ground on Brighton and Wigan, who occupy the other relegation places.

Clark added: “It felt like a good point, although at half-time we were looking to take all three. I thought we started really brightly and created chances.

“It probably wasn’t the greatest of second halves. We played a bit more as individuals and were a little loose but we salvaged a point.

“But when you score so late, with such a brave header, you go home happy with a point.”

Clark was full of praise for Davies, who put his head on the line to nod the equaliser and was clattered by Addicks keeper Nick Pope.

The scorer could not continue but Clark said he was “fine” afterwards.

The manager joked: “He was calling me Dave in the dressing room but he is all right.

“I love that a striker was prepared to take a whack to put the ball in the net. It was a great ball from Tony McMahon and a very brave header. I was delighted.”

A 12th draw of the season left Charlton boss Bob Peeters frustrated.

He said: “It’s another time we’ve given away the lead. The players could have done a bit better pushing for 3-1.”