Date: 17th February 2016 at 3:04pm
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Manager Neil McDonald and Hayden White have both given their thoughts following a tough night against Oldham Athletic yesterday evening.

Hosting the side at Bloomfield Road for the match, Blackpool picked up the scoreless draw and their 12th clean sheet of the campaign, but speaking to the Official Site in his post game press interviews, McDonald admitted it had been a tough night for both sides, so whilst he had frustrations that we didn’t manage the win, he knew a share of the spoils was probably a fair outcome.

‘I’m a little bit frustrated that we haven’t won the game, we’ve had two or three really good chances that we haven’t taken, but we were up against a team rejuvenated under a new manager and they haven’t conceded in the last few games. It was a tough, tough night for both teams. We have to respect the point against a very organised, hard working team.’

With the best opportunity of the night falling to Martin Paterson in the last minute of the game, his attempted lob fell just wide and McDonald knew that was the story of the game in many ways.

‘You wouldn’t want anybody else to have that chance to be fair, he’s lobbed it over the keeper and just missed the target. He’s absolutely gutted in the changing room because that would have been his first goal for the club.’

With Jim McAlister breaking his nose in the opening 45 minutes, he did see the 90 through and the gaffer was proud of his efforts and determination.

‘He’s a tough, Scottish lad and it didn’t really bother him. He kept to the same tempo all the way through, he had a decent game and was unfortunate not to score early on.’

As for White, it was mixed feelings for the defender as whilst disappointed not to take the win, he knew he had to be pleased with another shut out so he knew we had to take the positives.

Coming in at right back in the place of Emmerson Boyce, the Bolton Wanderers loanee admitted it was very much a back to basics performance from the side.

‘It`s a clean sheet and we`re happy with a point. It was massively important to avoid defeat. We`ve been good against the teams up there, it`s the teams in and around us we’ve struggled against, so to get a point and clean sheet was pleasing. The home form has been really good with a lot of clean sheets, it`s something the Gaffer`s trying to drill into us and it`s something to keep going with.’

Having missed out a bit in recent times, he was obviously pleased to return.

‘I was ill a few weeks ago and ‘Boycey’ took his chance and did well, but we`ll see what the Gaffer does and hopefully I`ll keep my place. It was a good game and I enjoyed it. The Gaffer`s happy with a point and is saying we should be too, but obviously we need to keep going and turn one point into three point.’

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