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Spearing: Need To Step Up

Midfielder Looks For Improvement In Results

29 December 2017

Jay Spearing insists Blackpool must step up, cut out the mistakes and get back to winning ways in Sky Bet League One.

The midfielder, one of the more experienced heads in the dressing room, has admitted to a sense of frustration with the way results are currently panning out.   

“Some of our recent results haven’t gone the way we’d have liked them to, but I don’t think any team has played better than we have or dominated any game. Goals we’ve conceded have been due to our own mistakes. That’s something we continue to work on in training,” Spearing said.

“We’re in games and probably having a lot more of the ball and the chances. We’ve just not been finishing our chances, and that’s frustrating.

“The games are now coming thick and fast over this period, and we need to step up and start taking three points from them.

“We’ve got a great set of lads that love to play football, and we’re all going the right way under the gaffer. Things will turn, and when they do I can see us going on a nice, little run.”

Tomorrow’s match against Plymouth Argyle marks the second half of the season and Spearing, who was successful at this level with Bolton Wanderers, has stressed the importance of that first goal in games.

“I’m playing a lot of the same teams I was playing last season and they’re doing the same things. In this league it’s about getting that first goal under your belt. If you can get that and make yourself solid from set-pieces and in both boxes, then you’ve got every chance of picking up points on the road and at home.

“We’re dropping points by silly mistakes on set-pieces or not picking up our man, but those are mistakes we can fix. We can kick on and move forward up the league,” he added.

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