Date: 11th January 2015 at 10:11pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said he was left very frustrated at full time in our one nil loss at Bloomfield Road to Blackpool yesterday.

Speaking to the official site, Holloway blamed a ‘lack of composure’ in the final third, after one goal from them was enough to take victory and all three points, despite knowing we were the better side in awful conditions.

‘We have to show a lot more and we need to change the atmosphere around the place at the moment. I completely understand the frustration of the fans and we are desperate and determined to get better for them. It was a bad game played in absolutely awful conditions but we had a lack of composure in attack. The chances were there and it is frustrating that we couldn’t make the most of one of our opportunities.’

Holloway goes on to say that once again he can’t fault the ‘effort and desire’ because he knows the players gave everything, but we just needed to be calmer and more clinical again as that was all that was lacking.

‘Unfortunately Blackpool have got their goal and we couldn’t find a way back. Our bad run continues and we have to dig ourselves out of this.’

With loan signing Dan Harding making his debut, and Stefan Maierhofer making his re-debut, the manager confirmed that he was still planning on a busy January with more changes to improve us.

‘The key to us improving will be to bring some more players in. It is so important that we have some more choices and different options in a couple of areas. We are working hard to help the group by adding some more players. That isn’t always easy to do in this window because there isn’t much time and other clubs are trying to add to their squads too.’

Ollie does say he’s happy with the three he’s added so far, but he’s hopefully not finished yet.

With our FA Cup third round replay against Bradford up next, the gaffer confirmed that despite his disappointment with this game, it was all eyes to that match now because he wants to see us book our place properly in the fourth round of the competition.

‘I’m already thinking about what we can try and do up there. There is a huge prize for the winner but we are going to have to stick to task and focus on our jobs. A win could be massive in terms of lifting the atmosphere around the club and that is what we need. Sometimes all it takes to turn things around and get your season going is a win in a big game. We will give our absolute all to try and achieve that against Bradford.’

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