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Gosling: Difference Was Minimal

Posted: Mon 30 Dec 2013
Author: Mark Ridgway

Midfielder on Brighton, Sheffield Wednesday and his future

Despite being on loan from Newcastle United, Dan Gosling left Bloomfield Road as disappointed as anybody following the frustrating defeat to Brighton.

It was the final home game of the midfielder's current deal, and it concluded a December to forget, where Blackpool failed to pick up a victory.

Despite the lack of form for the team, Gosling feels there isn't a great deal going wrong, after playing in every game since his move to Bloomfield Road.

"It is one simple mistake again which has cost us, the difference between the two teams was minimal," said Gosling.

"We had the better of the play, as we did against QPR, Burnley and Leeds you could say. It is hard to take, but we just need to keep going and hopefully things will turn for us.

"When we go 1-0 it is proving difficult to get back into the game. We're not creating too many clear cut chances, and Brighton was a similar story as the last few weeks."

Such is the nature of the Christmas period, The Seasiders have a chance to make immediate amends when they travel to Sheffield Wednesday on New Year's Day.

Pool beat The Owls at home in November, their last victory, and could certainly do with a moral boosting three points again.

"A few of the boys are feeling their legs, we need to get ourselves ready for a few days time, and hopefully we'll be good to go. We'll know all about them, and they will know all about us, on the day if they make a mistake we need to capitalise on it. 

"The first goal in this league is big, and when we're going 1-0 down we're struggling to score two goals, so we need to get the first and we can build from there."

The trip to Yorkshire will be the final game for Gosling on his current loan, before both parties sit down to discuss the future of the Newcastle man.

13 appearances and two goals has been a positive return for the midfielder, who has struggled for regular football in recent years and would have no qualms in remaining at the club until May.

"We'll see what happens, I'm enjoying myself here, playing football every week and I just want to help the team do well really. Both parties will sit down and see what is going on at Newcastle, but I'm happy here and have enjoyed it.

"It has been brilliant and exactly what I needed, everyone has been great. It has been a couple of years since I've been consistently performing, this has helped me get back to my football, so I'm really grateful for everyone here," said Gosling.