Blackpool 0 - 0 Leicester City

Match info: Championship at Bloomfield Road

Date: 23/02/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: S Hooper Att: 14,509

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  • Last Updated: February 23 2013, 18:25 GMT

Blackpool boss Paul Ince admits he needs more time to bed himself in at Bloomfield Road after overseeing a goalless draw against promotion-chasing Leicester.

Paul Ince saus hello to the Blackpool fans.
Paul Ince saus hello to the Blackpool fans.

Ince, who lost his opening game in charge of the Tangerines against Leeds on Wednesday, marked his home debut as boss with a point.

Chris Wood crashed a penalty against the bar for the Foxes, who remain in the npower Championship play-off places, but Ince insists he is still adjusting to life by the seaside.

"It's going to take probably two or three weeks to assess the whole situation and if we can do that and keep winning games it makes the situation easier," said Ince, who was appointed on Monday.

"We do need a few players in just to freshen things up. The players have been fantastic since I got here but it's been a difficult couple of months for them.

"It is what it is, it's been like that for ages, it hasn't changed but you have to be ready - it's not all about pretty football.

"I thought we thoroughly deserved a point - it was our first clean sheet for ages. It is a start, it was disappointing against Leeds because I thought we should have won that game.

"I think results can be deceiving. What I didn't want to do was lose another one. Even though we didn't get the win, we enjoyed the game."

Tottenham loanee Harry Kane went close to scoring a debut goal in the 33rd minute when his 20-yard volley forced Matt Gilks into a smart diving save.

At the other end Kasper Schmeichel pulled off an unorthodox double stop to deny Thomas Ince and Neal Eardley.

But Leicester were awarded a penalty on 50 minutes when Kane went down in the area under the attentions of Alex Baptiste and Eardley, but Wood smashed his spot-kick off the bar and over.

"When you come to places like this and you've got to deal with the conditions," said Leicester boss Nigel Pearson.

"They've got some good players as well so you need your players to be committed to what you're trying to do and I think we had some very good performances out there.

"It's tough, it's not easy, and I thought both teams dealt with the conditions well.

"I was very pleased with how we went about it. We had some good performances. I thought we were very solid at the back.

"At the moment we're just not able to convert enough of our chances but I think as long as we apply ourselves in the right way we'll come through that because I've got a lot of faith in my players."

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