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Spearing: Put It Right

Skipper Looks For Squad To Get Over Massive Disappointment

21 March 2019

Jay Spearing says there’s a determination amongst the squad to immediately put things right after last Saturday’s ‘massive disappointment’ at Burton Albion.

A lacklustre performance and 3-0 defeat came as a ‘shock’ to the skipper, who has revealed that a team meeting was held in the aftermath.

“It was a massive disappointment. It was a shock and I think we played into their hands quite a bit. We let them dictate the game quite a bit, which I wasn’t very happy about. I don’t think we were on it as much as we should have been,” Spearing insisted.

“It was a disappointment. We didn’t show what we are about and what we’ve done all season. It’s something we were disappointed and angry about at the end of the game.

“We all had a meeting on Monday and put out our feelings of why it was and the reasons for that. We were all happy with what we agreed. We’re all grown men and we have to adapt and take it on the chin, crack on and look forward to Saturday’s game.”

The match this weekend sees Blackpool come up against former manager Gary Bowyer, who guided the club to promotion to this division in 2017.

Bowyer is someone that Spearing has always had a strong relationship with and somebody he is full of praise for.

“He’s a great guy on and off the field and I owe him a lot. He helped me massively through getting me back into the game and bringing me in. I was with him at Blackburn as well and we had some great times. He’s more of a friend than a manager at the minute.

“I’ve wished him all the best and I hope he has a great job there, but come Saturday it’s about us, what we can do and how we can get back to winning ways,” he added.

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