Fleetwood boss Simon Grayson happy enough to make point on return to Blackpool

Simon Grayson returned to Blackpool with a draw in this Fylde coast stalemate.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:52 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:56 pm

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The experienced manager returned to his old stomping ground to secure a point for Fleetwood at Bloomfield Road.

“If you don’t win the game, the next best thing is a draw,” admitted Grayson.

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“We knew it was going to be a tough game, so you have to make sure you are competitive and win tackles.

“Did we do that? Yes, I think we did. Did we play as well as we can when we had possession of the ball? Probably not really.

“We were a bit slack and gave it away too cheaply. But if you don’t win in, you have got to battle and scrap to make sure you don’t lose it.

“Both teams didn’t create loads of chances. I said at half-time that the middle of the pitch had been very competitive as you would expect in a local derby.

“At the top end of the pitch we didn’t pass the ball as well as we can do.

“We were not as patient as we had been in the last few weeks. Defensively, though, we limited them to a few opportunities

“We were pleased with what we did but would we have liked three points? Of course we would. Would Neil (Critchley, Blackpool boss) have liked three points? Of course he would.”

Kyle Vassell wasted the visitors' best chance for three points.

“I think that just summed us up really,” added Grayson. “We didn’t create the number of chances that we have done over the past couple of weeks.

“He did look a handful did Vass and made it tough work for the two centre-backs.”

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