Blackpool boss Mick McCarthy says his side "let themselves down" during their 1-0 defeat against Rovers.

Tyrhys Dolan got the decisive goal just after the half-hour mark, beating Chris Maxwell with a clinical finish.

Tyler Morton also went close, while the visitors’ best chance fell to Nottingham Forest loanee Josh Bowler.

The Blackpool boss labelled Dolan’s effort “a fabulous goal” but says his side have to be better in the final third.

McCarthy told the club’s website: "It's not good enough. We work hard but we've let ourselves down with the performance I think with any sort of quality.

"It's a shame because we've had a great support here and the performance was not good enough.

"We weren't managing it properly, we miscontrolled lots of balls, we missed lots of tackles, didn't win enough second balls. And when we did get any opportunities to play we didn't show enough quality, and that's let us down."

He added: "We've got to play better than that. We've had a great crowd come here at Ewood Park and we've not sent them away with any great thoughts I would imagine so that's disappointing.

"We've got to do better, we've got to have more quality and when we do win the ball back we've got to do more with it. We got the ball down a bit second half and passed it and we were a bit better than the first half performance.

"The goal we gave away, it's a fabulous goal by them by the way but it's disappointing the way we gave that goal away."

The result sees Rovers climb back into the play-off places, having won back-to-back matches in the league.

Meanwhile, McCarthy’s side remain in the relegation zone and are four points from safety at this stage.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they make the trip to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers (3pm).

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