We weren’t lucky insists Dyche

Watford manager Sean Dyche and Ian Holloway on the touchline.
Watford manager Sean Dyche and Ian Holloway on the touchline.
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Sean Dyche felt his Watford side battled bravely for their point at Blackpool, having been unlucky in other matches this season.

“I think we’ve worked hard for a point,” said the Watford boss, who felt that if his side dropped lucky at Bloomfield Road their slice of good fortune was overdue.

He explained:“You have to work hard for what you get and it’s very difficult to come here and for them not to have chances.

“We had a few of our own, so I don’t think we were fortunate to get a point. And at other times we haven’t had the rub of the green.”

“On the balance of things we’ve been unfortunate at times with what we’ve got out of games.

England Under-21 goalkeeper Scott Loach was the star of the show for Watford, while Prince Buaben had the best of the chances Dyche referred to.

Against the run of play, he Buaben could have headed Watford ahead on 31 minutes.

He, while Taylor-Fletcher and Phillips went close for Blackpool after the break.

Buaben was guilty of another miss on 65 minutes as he in explicably blazed over the bar.

But Dyche was satisfied, adding: “The work ethic was fantastic. It’s always a strange game against Blackpool because they play so open but I’m delighted with the way we played.”

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