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Sean's Blackpool Verdict

23 October 2012

Sean O’Driscoll hailed the never-say-die attitude of his Nottingham Forest side after a late, late show earned them a valuable point at Blackpool.

The Reds led for a long spell at Bloomfield Road thanks to Billy Sharp’s 25th minute goal but Blackpool hit back with two goals in five second half minutes.

That quick-fire double had looked like being enough to earn the home side victory but Dexter Blackstock had other ideas and bagged a 90th minute leveller.

Boss O’Driscoll said: “Bloomfield Road is not an easy place to come to and you have to be satisfied with a point here.

“At some point you know Ian Holloway was going to throw caution to the wind stick four forwards on and go for it. He’s done it time and time again.

“At 1-0 up we were fine and it may have looked like things were petering out but you can never say that at Bloomfield Road.

“Blackpool kept plugging away and I think we were a little bit unfortunate to go behind.

“But we responded really well and kept going, which is encouraging.

“Ian’s subs made a difference for Blackpool and Jermaine Jenas and Dexter Blackstock made a big difference for us.

“We felt we could have won it 3-2 at the end and Ian will no doubt feel the same.

“It was a good game for the supporters and the first time I’ve been to Bloomfield Road and it hasn’t been wet and windy, so I’m glad to get this one out of the way.”

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