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Having been presented with a second-tier opener against Bristol City, Blackpool boss Neil Critchley would have been confident about gaining at least a share of the spoils.
While it took until the 92nd minute for their equaliser to arrive at Ashton Gate, it secured a deserved point after they had remained competitive during the second half.
Critchley will likely use this competition to hand game time to his sizable squad, but he will also want to build some momentum ahead of the weekend encounter with Cardiff City.
Shayne Lavery came off the substitutes’ bench to net on his debut, an immediate suggestion that he can build on his impressive scoring record at previous club Linfield.
Like their upcoming opponents, Middlesbrough were underdogs ahead of their meeting with recently-relegated Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
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However, Boro withstood pressure and several periods without possession to eventually find a leveller at Craven Cottage with 13 minutes remaining.
Marc Bola netted with Boro’s only shot on target, but that statistic will only add to Neil Warnock‘s satisfaction after a strong result in the capital.