Date: 12th April 2016 at 4:04pm
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Manager Neil McDonald and centre half Tom Aldred have both spoken of their disappointment at the weekend’s defeat to Colchester United.

Beginning with the gaffer, as he spoke to the Official Site in his post game press conference following the one nil defeat on home soil, he described it as a ‘bad day at the office’ compared to recent performances and results for the side, and he knows Blackpool need to get back on track quickly in the battle to avoid relegation to League Two this season.

‘We didn’t perform as well as we have done in the last few games and we got what we deserved today, which was nothing. We huffed and puffed in front of goal but never really played the football that we have done in the last three or four games. We didn’t deserve anything today, that was a poor performance by everybody.’

One thing McDonald knew he and the side couldn’t do was dwell on the result with so few matches left in the season and Blackpool being a point or so behind those above us – but with them having games in hand.

‘I’m certainly putting it down as a bad day at the office. Over the last three or four games the combinations and the dynamics of the team had been very good. We didn’t hit it off today at all, we now take it on the chin and move on to Rochdale next week. That’s all we can do now, there’s no point worrying about a poor performance, we have to make sure our next performance is much better than that.’

As for Aldred, he too was singing the move on quickly message.

‘It`s too late in the season to feel down-hearted and to beat ourselves up. It`s important we move on and learn from this. Obviously tonight we`ll digest it, but tomorrow is a new day. There`s four massive games left so we need to pick ourselves up quickly. Results of late have been good, performances have been good, but both the performance and result wasn`t there today and Colchester probably deserved their luck.’

As for the goal, Aldred believed the deflect(y) nature of it (is that even a word?) was just symptomatic of the season we’ve had.

‘It`s bounced off a few of the lads` chests and fallen to the lad who smashed it in. It`s a killer goal and it`s not fallen for us but we`ve not made it fall for us. Usually the harder you work, the luckier you get and that`s what we`ve been doing lately but today we weren`t at the races. We`re well aware there`s only four games left, we know we need points so we`ve got to move on from this.’

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