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Philliskirk: Defeat Must Spur Us On

Forward Says Hurt and Disappointment Must Be Channelled

5 November 2017

Danny Philliskirk says the Blackpool squad must use the hurt and disappointment of yesterday’s Emirates FA Cup exit to spur them on in Sky Bet League One.

The striker, who started his second consecutive game for The Seasiders, was quick to admit that a 2-1 defeat to Boreham Wood was tough to take, yet he expects a positive reaction from his team-mates.

“All the lads are gutted and disappointed. I thought we played some really good football and on another day we could have been two or three up, especially first-half,” he said.

“It’s difficult to take at this moment in time but we have a good group of lads in there, an honest group and I’m sure we’ll stick together and look for a reaction next week against Portsmouth.

“No one likes losing, so we’ll use this to spur us on in the future weeks.”

Philliskirk had previously given Blackpool the lead in the game with his third goal in two matches and he’s determined to grasp his opportunity in the side.  

“I’m full of confidence at the minute and appreciative that I’ve got my chance in the team. I’m working hard and I’m the type of person who will always do that. I’ve got a goal in me, as you’ve seen this week, so I’m happy to be in the team on a personal note. I’m just frustrated that we didn’t win,” he admitted.

“I’m in a bit of form goal-wise but I’m not going to rest because I want more. I’ve worked too hard to get in the team, so I’ve got to make sure that I stay in and around it, like the last couple of games,” he added. 

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