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Spearing: A Deserved Win

Midfielder Pleased To Progress In Cup

29 August 2018

Jay Spearing felt Blackpool thoroughly deserved their victory in last night’s second round Carabao Cup tie at Doncaster Rovers.

The midfielder, who once again skippered the side, was pleased to see a much stronger performance across the 90 minutes.

“It was thoroughly deserved,” he said. “We’ve been talking in training about picking up our first-half performances because we’ve been doing alright second-half and creating a lot of chances, but we needed to take that into the first-half.

“They’ve had a goal, I believe, against the run of play but we’ve not let it affect us, we’ve cracked on, worked hard and thoroughly deserved to go in level at half-time. In the second-half I think we did the same, we deserved to win and deserved to go through to the next round.”

A real driving force in the middle of the park, the option was there last night for the 29-year-old to sit out the contest at the Keepmoat Stadium after featuring in every game so far this season. However, Spearing wasn’t prepared to take a break from the action.

“For me, I’m about playing football week in, week out. I don’t care how many games it is, I want to play as many minutes as I can. As long as I’m feeling fit and well, then I want to be on that team-sheet,” he added.

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