Tony Mowbray looks for new striker for Middlesbrough

GET IN: Marvin Emnes scores Middlesbrough's equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool
GET IN: Marvin Emnes scores Middlesbrough's equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray is still searching for new striking talent - despite Marvin Emnes salvaging a first home point.

Both his principal strikers have now found the back of the net - Lukas Jutkiewicz scoring the winner at Charlton and Emnes rescuing Boro against Blackpool at the Riverside.

But Mowbray wants goals after insisting he should have been celebrating a win.

Emnes clawed back a leveller three minutes into second-half stoppage time to earn a point after Chris Basham stabbed home from a free-kick seven minutes from full-time.

Before that Boro had enjoyed the bulk of the possession and caused Blackpool plenty of problems while attacking down both flanks.

“It was a bit frustrating,” Mowbray said.

“Getting a point was the least we deserved and yet it was a game we all felt we should have won.

“Yes, the equaliser came at the death and it has taken the sting out of what would have been a very disappointing defeat but we feel we should have taken all three points.

“It would have been an injustice if we hadn’t got something.

“We got our just reward in the end.”

Boro were the more dangerous side in a largely scrappy affair though Mowbray was frustrated that they almost lost out to the Seasiders.

“I couldn’t see them scoring to be honest,” he said.

“Defensively we looked solid and we didn’t look like we would concede and then we were undone by a momentary lapse at a set-play.

“That said, we didn’t make our possession count.

“We have said it before but we have to be more productive with our opportunities.”

Blackpool boss Paul Ince was dismayed his side had let their 100 per cent start to the Sky Bet Championship season slide away following wins over Doncaster and Barnsley.

But he was prepared to see the positives.

“It was two points lost for us definitely,” said the former Boro midfielder.

“When you are a goal up at 90 minutes you expect to hold on.

“I thought we got it tactically spot on for most of the game.

“We stopped them playing and I thought they were running out of ideas so to lose it then was disappointing.”