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Blackpool not giving up the fight - Alan Thompson

2 February 2015

Assistant manager Alan Thompson insists Blackpool are not giving up on their fight against relegation from the Sky Bet Championship after a 1-0 win at home to fellow strugglers Brighton.

Blackpool remain nine points adrift of safety - with Brighton currently just above the drop zone themselves on 29 points - but back-to-back wins at Bloomfield Road have given Lee Clark's side renewed hope.

It was former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara who did the damage on 75 minutes with a stunning strike and it helped to avenge last weekend's 7-2 defeat away at Watford.

"It's a nice feeling especially after the well-documented horrendous weekend last weekend for everyone associated with the club. It's nice to get a result and the feeling of three points instead of conceding seven goals," said Thompson.

"We're not going to throw the towel in. We've only been beaten here by Bournemouth and Ipswich who are flying high so the home record is decent. But we need to try and get something on the road."

Before O'Hara struck, both sides were struggling to put together any meaningful attacks due to a poor playing surface at Bloomfield Road, with Sam Baldock missing Brighton's clearest chances.

"The conditions make it difficult with the surface," Thompson added. "We have a few players who like to play football, the manager likes to play football and you know we've played in teams over the years who like passing it. But it's difficult.

"You see it's not easy on the eye, we understand that, but we've got to start winning games. Unfortunately it doesn't look attractive but we've got three points."

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