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Jackett: Two moments of Blackpool class were the difference

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KENNY Jackett felt the finishing of Thomas Ince was the difference between Millwall and Blackpool on the opening day of the Championship season.

Ince scored a brace to give the Seasiders a 2-0 victory at The Den but the Lions were guilty of missing several guilt-edged chances and Jackett believed that proved costly.

"It was a disappointing  start," he said afterwards. "I felt Ince was the difference; two sparks of brilliance, two very good goals turned the game.

"I felt our forwards had a lot of opportunities and we got some cipro terrific crosses into the box. Their centre-halves were excellent and they defended well. We looked capable of being creative and scoring goals.

"I thought we were disjointed as a back four and were perhaps too deep. We need to play with authority and be able to pick the right pass; our distribution from the back can be better.

"We need to be able to play our way out. Blackpool's centre-halves were very settled, they know each other and their passing was very good. They set-up a lot of attacks."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

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