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Spearing: Frustrated With Defeat

Midfielder Unhappy With Goals Conceded

23 October 2017

Jay Spearing was pleased to get more game time for Blackpool on Saturday, though left frustrated with the team’s loss to Wigan Athletic.

Despite only making his Pool debut seven days prior, the former Liverpool man made his third start for The Seasiders against The Latics and, due to injuries to Jimmy Ryan and Clark Robertson, was even given the captaincy.

“It’s something that I’m happy about,” Spearing said. “With any club that you come to, to get the trust from the gaffer and the players and get given the captain’s armband is an honour for me and my family who was watching.”

The midfielder says he feels good, despite still getting his full match sharpness back, but accepts Blackpool were too sloppy on the ball in the final third on Saturday.

The Seasiders’ recent arrival also admitted Pool’s plethora of injuries didn’t help, but explained that the squad is strong enough, and that the defeat was down to conceding goals that could have been avoided.

“We’re gutted (about the injuries) but we’ve got strength in depth in the squad and the lads that have come in have done well,” Spearing added.

“But we are devastated and are not happy at all with the goals that we’ve conceded, they’ve come from our own mistakes, other than that I don’t think they cut us open once.”

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