Date: 22nd February 2016 at 5:10pm
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Manager Neil McDonald and Will Aimson have both given their thoughts following the three two defeat to Swindon Town at the weekend.

Beginning with the gaffer, in his own post game press interview as carried by the Official Site he was adamant the least Blackpool deserved from the game was at least a point.

‘It’s a massive disappointment, I thought we certainly deserved to get something out of the game. The three goals we conceded were not good for us and we’re all disappointing in the changing room.’

With a bright start in the game and Swindon coming back into the match strongly, McDonald felt there were certainly positives that could be taken and those positives would come to the fore if we could cut out the defensive errors made in the day in future games.

‘They were probably all preventable, and even before the third one there was a foul on Brad Potts and we didn’t get the free-kick. We showed a lot of character but for the first time in a long time we haven’t got what we deserved today. We shouldn’t be scoring two goals away from home and not coming away with at least a point. That was the most frustrating performance of the season for me, away from home.’

The gaffer did want some perspective on the defeat though given it was only the second defeat in seven matches.

‘If we keep performing like we have done today, create the chances that we have and defend a little bit better then we’ll be fine.’

As for Aimson’s interview, his focus was on the side bouncing back in the next match and improving on the parts of the game that ultimately cost us in the disappointing defeat.

‘Scoring two goals away you normally grab a point or even three, so to come away with nothing is very frustrating. We`ve got to look at ourselves, watch it back and see what we could have done to prevent the goals. To concede three goals, as a defender myself I`m devastated. We can`t really dwell on it because we`ve got to go again next week.’

With goalkeeper Colin Doyle’s error for the first goal, Aimson praised him for the way he bounced back and admitted the stopper was quick to apologise to his colleagues.

‘He obviously apologised but it`s gone. Every keeper and every player is going to make mistakes during their career. We can`t dwell on it, we`ve got to pick him up, it was early on and there was still 70-odd minutes to play and I thought he did well. He`s a great keeper, everyone knows that`s not what he`s about and that it`s just a blip.’

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