Date: 27th February 2017 at 9:35pm
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Manager Gary Bowyer has slammed the Blackpool defensive performance in the weekend’s game against Exeter City.

Having held the two goal advantage in the game with Colin Daniel and Brad Potts finding the net, Blackpool again let the opposition back into it and for the second straight game, and Bowyer clearly wasn’t having performances like that as he spoke to the Official Site in his post game press conference.

‘As a result of that I`m not very happy at all with them. The manner of the two goals is just not good enough from some of them. You can`t be saying concentration with a minute to go until half-time and a minute to go before the end of the game, that`s when the concentration has got to be at its most.’

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‘The players that are on the pitch are the ones who make the decisions and as a result we haven`t been able to see out a two-goal lead for the second week running.’

Bowyer went on to say he knew the travelling fans would be equally as gutted as well on their journey home.

‘It`s majorly disappointing because once again we were backed by an unbelievable turn out. It`s very disappointing that we`ve not sent them back on the long journey that it is with an away win. We will see now the reaction from the players on Tuesday. We`ve now got to produce winners, they`ve got to be winners and that comes from within. If they don`t want to then they won`t play.’

Striker Jamille Matt was also speaking at the full time whistle and for him it’s about the players showing that they want to mount a play off charge this year and for that to happen we’ve got to stop giving away silly goals and costing ourselves points.

‘Everyone`s hurting because we should have six points from the last two games. We`ve spoken amongst ourselves and everyone`s gutted. From the outside in it looks like points gained, but within ourselves, knowing the quality in the dressing room, we think they should be wins. We should be a lot higher up the league than we are, but we can`t keep saying it because it`s been said so many times, we draw the line and have got to do it.’

With both goals coming in stoppage time at the end of each half, Matt went on to say the leveller was doubly frustration because he felt we had controlled them well in the second period.

‘I thought we looked comfortable. They resulted, in a way, to playing over the top, but you can`t switch off in this game and it cost us. We`ve got to put the pressure on ourselves because all we want to do it get up the table, we`ve got to stop talking and take action.’

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