Midfielder Jack Earing spoke to ShaymenTV after Town bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup at the hands of South Shields.
Earing began the post-game interview by giving his thoughts on the result, saying; “First of all, the lads and I owe an apology to the fans, as we weren’t ourselves today. This is a performance we want to forget about and move on to next Saturday.”
He added; “I felt in the first half, the team and I couldn’t get going and we didn’t create enough chances. Personally, I was a bit sloppy, but it happens, and I felt the team and I grew into the game in the second half. But their second goal kind of killed it.”
Away from the pitch, the stands were filled with South Shields’ fans and they made their presence known, therefore, Earing was questioned on whether the fan advantage had anything to contribute towards the result.
“We knew about that before the game, and we’ve obviously played in front of crowds before – it’s not new to us. But, when they get on your back it helps with their momentum, but I felt that wasn’t an issue and we’ve got to learn from that and take it into next Saturday.”
On a personal level, Jack has shone in the Shaymen line-up so far this season and has earnt more game time opportunities than were given to him last season. Earing provided his thoughts on his start to the season.
“It was a long pre-season and I’ve had to work hard to get the manager’s trust, and from last season I’ve felt like I’ve started off well – grabbed two goals and helped the team in my position. I feel like I will get better throughout the season – just need to put today behind me and bounce back in the next few games.”
Lastly, it’s Wealdstone at home up next for Town – Earing previewed Saturday’s league fixture, saying; “It’s a must-win as we’ve gained a couple of points and a win but if we want to get near the top end of the table then we need to get three points on Saturday.”
Watch the full interview on ShaymenTV
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