Blackpool manager Michael Appleton felt a sub-standard Bloomfield Road pitch played an important role in the 1-1 Championship draw with Birmingham.
England Under-21 winger Tom Ince gave the hosts a 17th-minute lead with his 11th goal of the season and fifth in six appearances.
Having watched the Seasiders battle back from behind to claim a point in each of his first three matches in charge, Appleton's charges were dealt a dose of their own medicine courtesy of Curtis Davies' headed leveller from Wade Elliott's corner early in the second half.
"If we keep our concentration from the set play, we win the game 1-0," Appleton said.
"We were the team, in terms of the impetus, in the second half as well, but a lack of quality in the final third probably let us down a little bit.
"I do think, without making too many excuses, the pitch had a massive part to play in the game. A lot of the players couldn't really trust the bounce of the ball and there were a lot of passes going astray on both sides."