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7 February 2023



7 February 2023

Head Coach Mark Fotheringham reviews the Blackpool draw

- Head Coach Mark Fotheringham reviews the 2-2 draw at Blackpool
- Mark brands the second half display unacceptable
- Fotheringham: “every game is massive now”

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Mark Fotheringham gave his views after seeing his side twice concede leads to draw 2-2 against 10-man Blackpool in the latest Sky Bet Championship game of the season:

“I felt that was unacceptable, the second half.

“I thought we met the challenge head-on against a direct team, and showed we were up for the fight. However, we just feel angry as a group in there, as there’s no way we should be coming away from this stadium with less than three points.

“Blackpool worked really hard to get themselves back in the game, but there’s just real anger and frustration with each other because we knew this was a night where we had to take three points – and we didn’t.

“It’s an absolute killer and we’re all devastated, but we’ve not got the time to dwell on it as the next game comes fast against Wigan at the weekend and the chance to change it.

“However, for the moment, we’ve got every right to be angry with each other because that was an unacceptable performance in the second half. We’ve let Blackpool off the hook after scoring a fantastic goal. It’s really frustrating.”

The team has been unable to hold onto leads in recent weeks – something that they have to address immediately.

Mark continued: “If I knew the answer, it would make this job really easy. That’s the important thing at the moment – finding a balance and a solution.

“I thought our subs made a real impact and we created chances, but we just couldn’t find a way to kill the game off. Then the manner that Blackpool came back into it was the really disappointing factor.

“If the players weren’t angry with each other in there, then you would really question their desire. There was real anger in there – you would expect that – and now there has to be a reaction at the weekend.”

Town now move on to Saturday’s away game at Wigan Athletic.

Fotheringham concluded: “Every game between now and the end of the season is massive for the club. We know what the remit is – we have to stay up after a dreadful season so far. We have to change it, and we have time to do that – starting on Saturday against Wigan.”

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