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Husband: Enjoyed Being Back Out There

27 September 2020

Blackpool defender James Husband was delighted to return to action against Gillingham, despite Neil Critchley’s men falling to a 2-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Dominic Samuel’s brace earned Gillingham all three points on another frustrating afternoon on the road for the Seasiders, who were unable to break down a well-organised defence, despite having the majority of possession throughout.

Husband, who missed the first two games of the 20/21 campaign due to a hamstring problem, made his return for the Seasiders as he replaced Michael Nottingham in the second half.

Reflecting on the defeat, the 26-year-old was left frustrated after a disappointing afternoon at Priestfield, but expressed his delight after his return to action.

“I thought after the first 20 minutes we controlled the game,” he said.

"On a personal note, it was great to be back out there. I'm looking forward to getting some more minutes under my belt and helping the team to progress this season.

“We’ve got to learn very quickly. That game shows what this League is all about. It’s about fighting and scrapping, that’s the first thing we need to do. Ultimately, we have a confident set of individuals in the dressing room, but overtime we need to learn how to be confident together.”

Despite falling short on Saturday, Husband was quick to praise the talent within the group, but admitted it will take time for the players to understand each other.

“We’ve got some serious talent in there, it’s probably one of the best dressing rooms I’ve been involved in”, Husband continued.

“It will take a while for us to gel and understand each other collectively. It’s a results based game and we didn’t get the three points, so it’s important we learn and move onto the next game against Lincoln. We’ll keep learning on the training pitch every single day and look to put this right.

“Hopefully overtime we will put these errors right and if we can do that, there’s no reason why we can’t be a force to be reckoned with this season.”

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