• Posted on: 20 December 2012
  • By: isport

The Blackpool manager Michael Appleton has said that he is getting closer to achieving his first win as a Blackpool manager. The 36-year-old was appointed as a replacement for Ian Holloway, and he has started life at Blackpool with four draws.

The club was recently involved in a draw with Birmingham. However, after the 1-1 draw, the manager said that he is feeling that his first win as a Blackpool manager is not far away. Tom Ince scored the first goal for Blackpool in the match against Birmingham.

However, they conceded a goal from a corner in the second half that allowed Birmingham to get back into the match. The club also had a goal disallowed from Kevin Phillips, while Blackpool could have easily had two penalties in the match. Appleton has accepted that the pitch was not in a good shape for playing football. He has said that he is extremely disappointed with the result because just a lapse in concentration at a set piece has cost them three points. Blackpool are currently in the 16th position having drawn on the lost four matches. Hence, the opportunity to compete for a play-off position seems slipping fast. Appleton is hoping that the club will get their first win under his management when they take on Peterborough United this weekend.

"You make your own luck - I'm a true believer in that. If you keep persevering and trying to do the right things, under difficult circumstances it has to be said, hopefully something will drop for us. It was a bit of a scrappy game and the pitch made it difficult for both teams. I'm very frustrated because a lapse in concentration from a set-piece has cost us the game," said Appleton. Following the Peterborough match, Blackpool will be facing Crystal Palace and Wolves.