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Spearing: Won't Look Too Far Ahead

Midfielder Pleased With 'Decent Start'

16 September 2018

Jay Spearing insists Blackpool will continue to assess things game-by-game and not look too far ahead, despite extending an unbeaten run in all competitions to nine matches.

A 1-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle maintained a strong start to the campaign for The Seasiders, who have now kept four consecutive league clean sheets on the road.

“We’ve had a decent start - even the Pompey game I don’t think we deserved to lose it,” Spearing stated. “We’ve cracked on and we’ve now got a direction of how we want to play, what we want to be, and we’ve now got quality in all areas. Even the lads on the bench, we’ve got quality that can come on and affect the game.

“We’ve come to a difficult place and OK they (Plymouth) haven’t won, but they’re not a bad team. I think they finished seventh last year, so we knew it was going to be difficult. We’ve got to keep going game-by-game without looking too far ahead.”

The result at Plymouth was one that the team had to see out with nine-men due to the dismissals of Donervon Daniels and Marc Bola for having a heated disagreement over defensive positioning. Though not an ideal situation to see a game out without two of your back four, Spearing was philosophical about the incident.

“That just shows what this group’s all about, it’s nothing against each other and the lads are hugging and laughing in there (the dressing room) now. It shows the commitment and desire that they’ve got to defend that goal. They might have gone a little bit too far, and they’ll be the first to admit that, but we’re in this together,” he added.

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