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Spearing: An Opportunity Missed

Captain Disappointed In Manner Of Defeat To Reading

15 January 2020

Jay Spearing feels the Reading match was a good opportunity the Seasiders failed to capitalise on, following a 2-0 defeat at Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup at the third round stage, with Reading recording an impressive 2-0 victory at Bloomfield Road, thanks to goals from Lucas Boye and Jordan Obita.

Reflecting on the defeat, Blackpool’s captain was left a frustrated character.

“It was an opportunity missed, most definitely,” he said.

“I’ll hold my hands up and admit that it was a mistake on my part for the first goal, and I said that to the boys in the dressing room. It wasn’t good enough. We had a few chances before hand, that we should have buried, but that’s been the story for the past few weeks now – we’ve had good opportunities to score, but just can’t take the chances.

“We’re giving ourselves too much to do at the moment. It’s not been good enough and we need to hold our hands up and admit that.

“We need to stand up, be men in this situation and show what we can do. We are a good set of lads, and work hard, graft in training and now is the time to show what we’re made of between now and the end of the season.”

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