Neil Critchley left Bloomfield Road in the same manner in which he left St Andrews a week prior - frustrated.

In spite of some lovely football, particularly in the first half, in terms of build-up play and getting into dangerous areas, the Tangerines couldn't capitalise on their dominant spells and Luton punished them for it.

Three goals, two of which came from back-post crosses, were enough to give Luton all three points leaving the Seasiders without a win at home since derby day victory over Preston.

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Here is every word the Blackpool head coach had to say post-match:

Critchley on conceding soft goals

“It’s a collective thing isn’t it. You look at the first goal, it's a corner and the conditions were horrible for both teams and it’s swirling around and we’ve not dealt with the big man at the back post.

“Yeah we could’ve stopped that, it was a soft goal to give away, the goals were poor, the first and second were poor.

“But with their height it only takes one moment, our defending from set pieces recently has been very good, against Birmingham and West Brom excellent.

“And that one moment we didn’t deal with that the big fella (Bradley) is at the back post and he nods it in.

“And the second half, the second goal was the real one for me because we had enough time, the ball seemed to be down in that corner from a long throw, it got cleared back out, we’ve had enough time to deal with that situation before the cross comes into the box and we didn’t."

Critchley on creating chances

“The game’s decided in both penalty areas and we’ve not done enough in both penalty areas today.

“We created some really good opportunities in the first half and played some really good football, their keeper’s pulled off some really good saves.

“We’ve hit the post which was a little bit of misfortune because it ricochets off the players heel and rolls and hits the post, if that goes in and you’re 1-0 up, maybe it’s a different game.

“The disappointment was the goals we’ve conceded and for some really good approach play and getting into the final third in good areas, we failed so we need to do better at both ends of the pitch.

“First half I thought we were the better team, played some good stuff, played with energy and on the front foot, built the play from the back well and got into the final third often and created good chances.

“We’re 2-0 down and we need to go and try and find a goal to get back into the game and at 2-0 you could say it was the perfect away performance from Luton but we had them pinned right back in their own half, they’ve defended in numbers and it’s hard to break down teams who defend in numbers and they defended the penalty area very, very well with lots of bodies, but at 2-0 I felt we could get something out of the game.

“So we had to try and find a solution to get back into the game and find a goal and sometimes that can be change in personnel or a change in system..

“At 2-0 I felt like we had the momentum, we had some blocked shots and corners and we were getting into the right areas often.

“But our final cross, final delivery, final ball or the pass before the final ball failed and we can only keep working on that but I honestly felt if we can get a goal here, with the momentum and the way that they were playing, they wouldn’t have changed if we scored to make it 2-1 and the game changes.

"We didn’t do that and they go and get the third goal and it looks like a real beating and a really poor performance - it wasn’t we’re nearly there, we need to remember that, you’re going to have some tough games against teams in this division and we had one today.”

Critchley on Chris Maxwell inclusion

“It was a tough decision because Grimmy’s been excellent, he’s played very well in the games and he’s managed to get experience that he’s not had and I spoke to him yesterday and he’s made that decision very difficult, but you know Maxi’s been the captain and the number one, he was fantastic last season and he’s been fantastic this season until his injury.

“What makes it apparent now is that we’ve got two genuine number ones”

Critchley on Madine absence

“He (Madine) just felt his groin in training on Tuesday, it’s settled down and he feels a lot better to what he did on Tuesday but he wasn’t right for today’s game, but hopefully in the next few days he feels better and hopefully it’s not a long-term issue for him."

Critchley on run without a win

“Every team in this division goes through a tough period where they don’t win games or they draw games they should win or they lose games they should draw and that’s probably happening a little bit to us.

“You look at the Birmingham game last week, we had full control of that game and we should’ve got something from the game and we didn’t.

“Today again at 3-0 do we deserve to lose that game? Well yeah because they’ve scored three and we haven’t scored any and that sums up the game but in general play we played very, very well in periods.

"On Monday if I went through some of the best clips in that game with the players and showed them some of the football we played and some of the moments we created, we’d go ‘well we’re doing alright’ but we’ve got to get the ball in the back of the net and keep it out at the other end, simple as that."

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