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Glyn’s reaction after landmark win at temporary home

Manager disappointed that his side failed to capitalise on numerical advantage

27 October 2020

Glyn Hodges was far from happy with the manner of victory tonight after watching his side make hard work of beating Blackpool.

Blackpool went down to 10 men in the 38th minute and they were reduced to nine 15 minutes from time, but the Dons were unable to add to Callum Reilly's impressive opener.

Glyn said: "It's nice to get a win here eventually. Apart from the EFL Trophy, it hasn't been a happy hunting ground for us, but we've got the win now and I'd like to thank QPR for hosting us, it's been absolutely brilliant playing here.

"Every game is a challenge and sometimes when the opposition goes down to 10 men it makes it difficult. We went off track when they went down to 10 men and facing nine men was something we had never done before - we went even more off track. We had a great performance at Hull last week and didn't get anything and we probably didn't hit anywhere near the same levels tonight, but we won the game."

Our manager was disappointed that his players failed to put together the passing moves to exploit Blackpool's numerical disadvantage, but he did praise match-winner Callum Reilly for his impact.

"We just needed to work the ball better, to simplify our game. That's the name of the game, just moving the ball with passes. I think the best save their keeper made, to his bottom right corner, was from Joe Pigott after we put together three passes and he was in on goal. They are trying to do eye of the needle stuff, it's just about moving the ball and something will happen. We didn't do that well and we probably made a few poor decisions. It was disappointing that against nine men we didn't capitalise on that."

"Callum has come back into the side and he did well tonight. He looked strong and he's a leader on the pitch as well, he took his goal well. It was a great left footed strike and in fact it was a similar one to his shot at Hull when the keeper got a hand to it. We just needed to get that second goal and maybe we could have relaxed a bit more. We looked a bit nervous. The performance at the back was not the best we've had this season. I felt there were too many chances and not enough communication and nous. We looked a bit off it, but we probably got away with it."

You can see Glyn's full post-match asessment below, via the link to our official YouTube channel. 

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