Eardley looks to Blues tussle
Neil Eardley has called for Blackpool to move on from Sunday's agonising defeat to Manchester City.
Last Updated: 19/10/10 5:25pm
Blackpool defender Neil Eardley has called for his team-mates to move on from Sunday's agonising defeat to Manchester City.
The Seasiders' search for three points on home soil goes on after they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to Roberto Mancini's City.
Promoted Blackpool impressed during the encounter and can feel hard-done by a number of refereeing decisions, including Carlos Tevez's opener.
But Eardley, who has become an integral member of the Tangerines' backline in Alex Baptiste's absence, believes it is important Ian Holloway's side move on from the setback with an away clash with Birmingham City next up.
"We've got to look forward now to next week, you can't dwell on performances or results, we've got to re-focus and drive on," the Wales international told the club's official website.
"We've proved we can win away from home, we'll go there play our game, attack them and hopefully that will work for us."
On the Bloomfield Road defeat last time out, Eardley added: "I thought we did well, the lads feel we deserved more from the game but it wasn't to be so we just have to try and forget about it and move on."
"We thought we were the better team in the first-half and there was a spell in the second-half for 20 minutes where we really attacked and DJ missed a chance to put us 1-0 up.
"If he'd have put that away then maybe things might have been different but it wasn't to be."
Eardley was withdrawn at the interval in the victory over Liverpool two weeks ago and he admits to carrying an ankle knock that forced his early exit last time out.
And the 21-year-old admitted he has an ongoing problem.
He said: "I picked up an injury at Anfield, it was an anterior ligament tear in my ankle that I'd picked up, and I wasn't fit to carry on in the second half again today.
"I feel as if the last couple of games I've done quite well but I respect what the gaffer decides to do, try and take it on the chin and whenever I get brought off it's disappointing but the gaffer is doing it for a reason and I respect that."