'They were good': Dean Keates praises Blackpool after goalless draw with his Walsall side

Keates, left, and Pool boss Terry McPhillips
Keates, left, and Pool boss Terry McPhillips

Walsall boss Dean Keates was full of praise for Blackpool after giving an honest assessment of his side's 0-0 draw with the Seasiders.

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Blackpool secured their third straight 0-0 draw away from home with an impressive display at the Bescot Stadium, but were unable to find that all-important breakthrough.

Terry McPhillips' men were the better side and had the better chances to score, but were eventually left to settle for a point that sees them extend their unbeaten run to six games.

Keates said: “We have been after a clean sheet for the past few weeks and we haven’t kept one but today I thought we always looked like we were going to keep one.

"I don’t think we did enough to win a football match if I am being honest. The result was a fair one.

“I thought we were a little bit lacklustre when we got into certain areas when we were going forward. The final detail, whether it was a cross or a pass, just wasn’t there.

“They were good, that is me being entirely honest about our performance.

“Don’t take anything away from Blackpool, they are a good team and they have got some big lads and they are a tough side to play.

“We had to make sure we were sorted set-piece wise and that we were brave with them because they have a lot more bigger lads than us.

“We have just spoken to the lads about our set-pieces. That last little detail from our set-pieces wasn’t there today and it wasn’t right.

“We got into decent enough areas but the cross selection wasn’t great either.”