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Spearing: Away Form Gives Confidence

Midfielder Relishing Contest Against Former Club Blackburn

9 March 2018

Jay Spearing says Blackpool’s recent away form gives plenty of confidence ahead of the short trip to Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.

The Seasiders head to Ewood Park on the back of consecutive victories at Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth, which have formed part of a five-match unbeaten run.

The latest test comes against the division’s league leaders, who extended their own run without defeat to six games last weekend.

“I watched them last week against Wigan and they’re a good side. They’ve got some very experienced players and some young lads and they’re not up there at the top for no reason. We’ve got to go there full of confidence, which we will do, and work as hard as we can to try and come away with three points.

“We’ve had two great away results, winning 2-0 at Wigan and Pompey, and if we could make it three it would be even better.”

Spearing counts Blackburn amongst his former sides, having spent time on loan with the club in 2015.

“It was the gaffer here that brought me in at Blackburn to play 15 games, and I also scored a goal. I had some good times there, we had a great team, it was a great setup and the club’s great.

“It’s all about Blackpool going there for three points to keep this unbeaten run going now, though.”

Meanwhile, the experienced midfielder has expressed his delight at seeing Blackpool’s youth team progress so far in the FA Youth Cup.   

Spearing, who won the trophy alongside Jimmy Ryan while at Liverpool, has told the club’s under-18s to go out there and have no regrets when it comes to the two-legged semi-final.  

“As a 17, 18-year-old to play in a knock-out cup and get yourself ready for that next level is good and exciting. You always want to go as far as you can.

“The lads have done tremendously well up to now and thoroughly deserve to be in the semi-finals. They’ve now got to go and enjoy every second of the opportunity against Arsenal and the chance to play at The Emirates. They need to make sure that they leave no regrets on the field,” he insisted.

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