Charlie Daniels admits lack of Portsmouth goal threat after dismal defeat to Blackpool

Charlie Daniels rued Pompey’s lack of goal threat as they slumped further away from the automatic promotion frame.
Charlie Daniels was disappointed with Pompey's goal threat in today's 1-0 defeat to Blackpool. Picture: Joe PeplerCharlie Daniels was disappointed with Pompey's goal threat in today's 1-0 defeat to Blackpool. Picture: Joe Pepler
Charlie Daniels was disappointed with Pompey's goal threat in today's 1-0 defeat to Blackpool. Picture: Joe Pepler

In today’s tight encounter with Blackpool, both sides struggled to create, contributing to a lacklustre and highly forgettable match.

However, Jerry Yates snatched victory for the Tangerines eight minutes from time.

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It represents successive defeats for Kenny Jackett’s men, who now find themselves fifth in League One – ominously seven points adrift of the top two.

And Daniels admitted the Blues didn’t conjure up enough goal-scoring opportunities.

The left-back told The News: ‘It was a tight game, both teams underplayed, it was a bit stop-start and we had a couple of good chances, especially Rasmus in the first half.

‘If we take that then I think it’s a different game.

‘We had more possession, probably more chances, but apart from Rasmus not really clear cut. The same with them.

‘Both teams, of course, would say they’d like to win.

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‘It was a bit of a sucker punch for us. Rasmus has got sucked in, to be fair the striker has done well, and it went into the far corner.

‘We were defending well, especially after Tuesday. We went into the game knowing our defending had to be a lot better than that – and I think it showed.

‘It was their second shot on target maybe. And it went in.’