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Sturrock frustrated as Blues draw 1-1

16 March 2013

Blues boss says his side deserved the three points against Torquay

Paul Sturrock was left frustrated as Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Torquay United at Roots Hall.

Blues’ manager was pleased with the reaction of his players after Tuesday night’s disappointment, but felt a lack of finishing touch cost them dear.

His side missed a number of chances in the second-half as Torquay held on to pick up a point.

He said: “I’m frustrated because we deserved to win that game. It was much better than Tuesday night.

“We responded after Tuesday night, we started the game very well and then missed chances.

“I was pleased. After Tuesday I was very disappointed the players, but today I’m disappointed for them because they deserved the three points.

“One point from two home games is not good enough though and that’s the main thing.

“We have got to show more if we are to get back in the play-offs but I do think we deserved the points.”

Sturrock tried not to blame the injuries for Blues not kicking on and pushing for the play-off spots, but admitted having four defenders out injured is extremely difficult.

He added: “I had Ryan Cresswell fail a late fitness test and Barry Corr call me and say he was too ill to play.

“Luke Prosser is out suspended and of course Chris Barker and Mark Phillips are out injured, it makes it difficult.

“Having to make three changes every game is very tough. A manager finds it easiest when they have a settled team and we haven’t had that for a while now.

“It was good to have Marc Laird and Gavin Tomlin back, they both looked good, so that’s another positive to take.”

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