Blackpool interim player/manager Barry Ferguson admitted Watford deserved their 4-0 victory and said his players let themselves down.

The Hornets were by far the better team at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney and Mathias Ranegie each scored twice as Beppe Sannino’s side eased past the Seasiders.

It is now 17 games without a victory for Blackpool who looked bereft of confidence throughout. While Ferguson didn’t attend his post-match conference, he did to speak to the local Blackpool media.

He admitted the Tangerines were “simply not good enough” and questioned his ability to lead the side out of their relegation battle.

“We got beaten by a better team,” he said. “What's been said in the dressing room will stay inside those four walls but you can pretty much guess what has been said. The players have let themselves down.

“There are five contracted players for next season here. The rest are out of contract. If they want to get themselves a club they certainly haven't done themselves any justice today.”

He continued: “As long as I've been here I've given everything I've got. The vast majority didn't do that today, but if I can't motivate a team then I've got a major problem as well.

“I need to look myself in the mirror and say 'can I really do this job?' People tell me I can, but you need to ask them (the players) that.”