Swindon Town boss John Sheridan makes surprise claim after his side are well beaten by Blackpool

John Sheridan has made the bizarre claim that there was little to separate his Swindon Town side and Blackpool, despite slumping to a deserved 2-0 defeat.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 6:49 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 6:52 pm

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The Seasiders reclaimed their spot in the League One play-offs with a comfortable, almost routine victory, with goals coming in either half from Ellis Simms and Jerry Yates - bagging against his former club.

The win was Blackpool’s fifth on the spin away from home and their first triumph at the County Ground in 35 years, while they’re now unbeaten in their last 12 outings.

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More importantly, it seems them return to the top six ahead of Easter Monday’s pivotal encounter against play-off rivals Gillingham.

As for Swindon, it leaves them languishing just a point above the dropzone, having produced just one shot on target on home turf.

Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser post-match, Sheridan said: “I’m always disappointed in the end result when we’ve lost the game 2-0, and we know the importance of trying to pick points up because of the situation we’re in in the league, but there wasn’t anything between the teams if I’m being brutally honest.

“I think we gifted them the two goals they got, I think we had the better chances in the game and didn’t take them.

Swindon boss John Sheridan

“I think Brett (Pitman) will agree with me – he’s been in excellent form recently, but he’s had two great opportunities to score.

“The first in the first 10 minutes, he didn’t hit the target and he hasn’t made the ‘keeper save it. It’s a great chance, probably the best chance of the game.

“The killer punch is when they’ve had a bit of possession without really hurting us, and they end up scoring just before half-time.

“It’s very avoidable, the goal – it’s young Ellis Iandolo, who’s been magnificent for me since he’s come into the team.

“It’s just a question of him stepping two yards earlier, and he should read where the ball is going to go.

“It looks a great finish from their kid, but I’m just disappointed we’ve come away with nothing really against a good team.”

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