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Pressley: We have to use the result as motivation

28 November 2015

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Pool had no shots on target during the game

Manager Steven Pressley said his Fleetwood Town players must use today’s defeat to local rivals Blackpool as a real motivation.

An unfortunate own goal from captain Nathan Pond was all that separated the two sides in blustery conditions at Bloomfield Road.

And despite a dominant second half display, the Cod Army were unable to find the elusive equaliser that their play deserved.

Pressley said: “My thoughts are that we have to use the feelings that we’ve got in the dressing room just now as motivation moving forward.

“For the six weeks I’ve been here the players have been immense in their attitude and in everything we’ve asked of them.

“Today, in the second half in particular, we hemmed them in and played the way I want us to play without quite having that end product.

“There’s no doubt that we deserved more from the game. Our goalkeeper really doesn’t have a save to make in the game.

“But ultimately you have to score goals to win games and we didn’t do that. We had a lot of domination in the second half.

“We allowed a 30 minute period in the first half to impact us just after we conceded the goal, and stopped doing the things we’ve been doing constantly.

“It was a really good lesson for us that when the game goes against you we don’t resort to something that we’re not.

“We have to take that feeling from the dressing room as I said, and use it as a real motivation because I believe we can be a good team.

“I’m extremely disappointed for everybody today with regards to the result, but we certainly deserved something from the game.”

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