Blackpool – attacking, exciting, fast flowing football. Nottingham Forest – gaining confidence and playing on the floor. A recipe for a great game of football?
Well not quite.
McCleary’s red card meant the return of Paul Anderson on the right hand side. But no other changes saw us line up in our now traditional 4-4-1-1, with Blackpool in more of a 4-2-4. And while the football was pretty, and we made quite a few chances, overall the game was a bit flat. Dexter Blackstock, who looked pretty knackered throughout, had enough chances to get a hat-trick in the first half but it didn’t come off for him. Radi and especially Cunningham also had decent chances, and Blackpool didn’t really make Camp work much.
The second half was scrappier, with the ball in the air a bit more. And Blackpool came into it more – eventually forcing Camp into action. In fact, by the end, we were a bit nervy – I was convinced that we would concede despite having the best of the match.
But we held on till the end, and that puts us seven points clear of the relegation zone. Coventry need three wins and us to lose to drag us down – it’s not mathematical but we’re edging closer to safety.
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