Player ratings: Our marks out of 10 after Blackpool's stalemate at Shrewsbury

Blackpool claimed their second point of the new season with a 0-0 draw at Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.

Saturday, 18th August 2018, 9:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th August 2018, 10:30 pm
Ollie Turton did well considering he was playing out of position

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Here's how Pool's players rated:

Mark Howard - 7

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Earned his second clean sheet of the season with a solid display. Stood tall to make a vital stop in the final minute.

Ollie Turton - 6

Did well considering he started the game at left back and ended it in defensive midfield, two positions he’s not normally used to playing in.

Ben Heneghan - 5

Looked off the pace. Constantly outmuscled by Lenell John-Lewis and was caught out of position far too often.

Curtis Tilt - 7

Other than one error which led to a Shrewsbury chance, the centre back delivered a dominant performance.

Paudie O’Connor - 6

Got beat for pace too easily in the full back positions, although through no real fault of his own.

Joe Bunney - 6

Delivered some dangerous balls into the Shrewsbury box having been forced into a more advanced winger’s role.

Jay Spearing - 6

Passing was a little off at times but otherwise it was a trademark committed display from the Blackpool skipper.

Chris Taylor - 5

Appeared to lose his head early on, receiving a booking inside the first five minutes. Ended up being hauled off at half time.

John O’Sullivan - 5

Volleyed over the bar in the first half, but otherwise failed to stamp his authority on the game. Looked a little sloppy in possession at times.

Nathan Delfouneso - 6

Good in spells but never got the opportunity to properly threaten the Shrewsbury defence. Slightly wasteful at times.

Armand Gnanduillet - 6

Had Blackpool’s best chance of the game with his attempted lob, but couldn’t build on his fine midweek display.


Donervon Daniels - 6

For Taylor, 46

Unfortunate not to start after his impressive debut in the League Cup in midweek. Was solid enough in an unfamiliar right back role.

Jordan Thompson - 6

For O’Connor, 67

Offered creativity in the final third which had been sorely lacking for the opening hour of the game. Set pieces are a threat.

Subs not used: Christoffer Mafoumbi, Harry Pritchard, Fin Sinclair-Smith, Joe Dodoo, Mark Cullen

Shrewsbury: Coleman, Haynes, Sadler, Waterfall, Whalley (Okenabirhie), Grant, Docherty, Bolton, Gilliead, Laurent, John-Lewis (Amadi-Holloway)

Subs not used: Arnold, Beckles, Loft, Barnett, Angol

Referee: Ollie Yates

Attendance: 5,216 (357 Blackpool)

Next match: Coventry City (home, Tuesday, August 21, 7.45pm, SkyBet League One)