Post Match Quotes

Phil Parkinson sent his assistant, Steve Parkin, to face the press following our draw against Blackpool. Parkin said: “I am disappointed with the first four minutes, but we had a good reaction to conceding a goal. Body language is important, reactions are important and I am glad they took it on board today. If you go behind you need to see a reaction and we saw that. They didn’t let their heads go down. It was nice to see Charlie get a good goal as well. We showed a lot of character, the sending off was harsh. With the hindsight of seeing it again, it was harsh, I don’t see it as second yellow card. The lads got organised and made it difficult for Blackpool and we may have even sneaked it at the end. Without doubt we need to be positive and take on board the stuff we need to do and go into the next game positive, we have to make sure we have a good block of training between now and the next game. We have to make sure we drive ourselves where this club wants to be. We have the belief in the players after a few difficult weeks and results. We have to try to build on that.”

Former SAFC gaffer, Simon Grayson, who’s now in charge at Blackpool, added: “I didn’t get much stick this time, so that was alright. I turned right instead of left when I came in (dressing room). It has been nice to see staff who I didn’t get chance to see when I left but I was ushered away quickly that night. There aren’t many players still here, one of the players was sent home earlier in the week (Aiden McGeady)! There were no issues with anything coming back here for me, the history. I wanted to come here and win a match like we did last weekend. Slightly disappointed we haven’t won a game to be honest, but we just didn’t do enough at the top end to try to get a second goal – particularly in the last 15 minutes or so as well when they had ten men.”