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Blackpool FC: Three talking points from the Seasiders’ defeat to Wycombe Wanderers

Blackpool defeated by Wycombe (Photographer Andrew Kearns/CameraSport)

Sam Vokes and Brandon Hanlan were both on the scoresheet for the home side against the Seasiders – who have managed just one point from their opening three fixtures in League One this season.

Despite showing some good signs towards the end of the game, Neil Critchley’s side never looked like a real threat in the encounter.

Here are some talking points from the game:

on the back foot

Wycombe found many ways to damage the Seasiders’ defence.

There was plenty of space and time for the Blues on both wings, with Gareth McCleary in particular proving to be a real threat.

Vokes made his impressive presence in the box for the opening goal.

After his initial header was saved by Dan Grimshaw, the striker reacted quickly to score the rebound.

They doubled their lead within a few minutes of the second half.

Once again, McCleary was given plenty of time to deliver a good ball into the box, with Hanlon finishing at the back post.

The timing of the goal must have infuriated Critchley, as any hopes of a comeback after the break were dashed.

READ MORE: Blackpool lose to Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

dembele league debut

Blackpool made several substitutes in the second half, leading to a brilliant performance towards the end of the game.

This also included Karamoko Dembele, who showed even more of what he is capable of on his League One debut.

Like the EFL Trophy clash with Barrow, he looked dangerous when the ball came to him.

Once he gets fully up to speed, the 20-year-old could be a real creative spark for the Seasiders.

Along with Dembele, Sonny Carey also deserves praise for his performances off the bench, which have also proven to have a positive impact.

READ MORE: Neil Critchley demands more personality from his team after Seasiders’ defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

respect for keogh

Blackpool fans took the opportunity to show their respect for Richard Keogh.

The Wycombe defender was a fan favorite during his time at Bloomfield Road.

Before the match and during the game, the traveling Tangerines chanted his name during warm-ups.

He was quick to express his gratitude by appreciating the people sitting at a distance.


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