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Watch | Nathan Jones on Blackpool draw

23 April 2022

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Manager Nathan Jones was left to rue decisions going against his side during the 1-1 draw against Blackpool this afternoon.

Elijah Adebayo had given the Hatters an early lead before Gary Madine replied for the away side in the second half. 

More aggrieved with decisions that didn't go his way, namely a foul on Robert Snodgrass in the area and Admiral Muskwe's winner that was ruled out, the gaffer reflected on proceedings during his post-match press conference.

“We haven’t been anywhere near our best today, but we’ve had some clear chances to have won the game. What we always do is create chances and we had some glorious opportunities to have won the game.

"I thought we did right at the end, it’s perfectly legit and to be fair to him, the linesman has apologised, he’s got a big decision wrong, and he should have waited. He didn’t and he’s given a real harsh decision. The big decisions haver gone against us today.

“He's got beyond him, used his strength and crossed it. It’s a perfectly legit goal, it’s how we score goals but he’s put his flag up and gone early. He knows he has made a mistake, he’s big enough to own up but it’s a big mistake they’ve made.

On his side not being at their best this afternoon, the Welshman admitted: “It’s not nervousness. When we play the way we do, we need energy and we’re 44 games into a Championship season. We’re picking up so many injuries lately but the shifts the boys are putting in is taking its toll. They are fresh, they can keep four up top, they play in such a way and they were probably the all-round better team today but we created the better chances to have won the game.”

Ending on a positive note, Jones added: “If you can’t win the game and you can’t play well enough to clearly win, then don’t get beat and that’s what we did today. We grounded out the point and who knows, that could be a glorious point.”


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