Terry McPhillips disappointed Blackpool couldn't capitalise on promising display at Walsall

McPhillips with Walsall boss Dean Keates in the background
McPhillips with Walsall boss Dean Keates in the background

Terry McPhillips says Blackpool's players were left "gutted" and "devastated" that they couldn't capitalise on their promising display in their 0-0 draw at Walsall.

MATCH REPORT: Walsall 0-0 Blackpool

The Seasiders were the better side at the Bescot Stadium against a team who had won four out of their opening five league games, drawing the other one.

But chances from Curtis Tilt, Mark Cullen and Nathan Delfouneso were all wasted - with the latter having a 90th-minute effort ruled out for offside.

Walsall failed to produce a shot on goal as Blackpool earned their third straight 0-0 draw away from home in the league.

“We’re disappointed," McPhillips said. "You go in the dressing room and the lads are devastated, they’re gutted.

“It’s quiet because they know it’s a chance for three points which would have rounded off a good week for us.

“Credit to the lads though, they worked their socks off. I thought second half, again, we upped it like we normally do, but without really doing enough to score a goal.

“We just lacked that bit of quality in the end.

“Nathan at the end was just given offside. Was it offside? It looked as close as it can be.

“I thought Mark Cullen’s turn and shot in the box was in. After that, there wasn’t a lot of chances at either end.

“Obviously we didn’t score, but did we make a gilt-edged chance?

“I thought Joe Dodoo had a good chance first half from a pullback, Cully’s had that turn and hit and we’ve had some set plays. But we haven’t quite done enough, but it wasn’t for the want of trying.

“We just didn’t have that quality in the final third.”