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Spearing pleased to score first goal for the Club

24 March 2021

Jay Spearing was pleased to score his first goal for Tranmere Rovers as they came back from two goals down to draw away at Colchester United on Tuesday night.

Trailing by a deficit of 2-0 with over an hour played, Danny Lloyd’s penalty and Spearing’s strike secured a draw for Keith Hill’s men in Essex.

And midfielder Spearing was happy to open up his TRFC goalscoring account, but he feels that Rovers could have gone onto win the game.

Spearing said: “On a personal note, it was nice to get off the mark but as a team performance I thought that we should have got the three points and the win, but a point away from home in a game which was too end to end for our liking, we felt like in the first half, we dominated the ball, played some nice stuff, Paul knows he probably should have scored to put us in the lead.

“They scored against the run of play and we didn’t let that affect us, and in the second-half we carried on going, they went 2-0 up and a lot of teams would cave and go under, but we showed a lot of character and resilience as a team and the subs who came on changed the game for us, we got ourselves back in it and we deserved a point.

“It’s another point in the right direction and we want to keep moving forward.

“From being 2-0 down we have to take it as a positive point, looking back we probably should have nicked three, but I think overall we’ll take a point and it’s in the right direction moving forward, and we’ve a lot of busy and big games coming up now and we’re right in the mix of where we want to be at the end of the season.

“It’s a squad game and the squad has been used by the gaffer really well, we have been all around the  country and the lads who have come off the bench have put themselves in as options for the weekend and we’ve kept our unbeaten run going, we’re moving forward and it’s down to us, we’ve got 10 nig opportunities to finish where we want to finish the season and we have to grab it with both hands and we have an opportunity.”

Spearing wants to kick on heading into Saturday’s home game against Mansfield Town at Prenton Park.

He added: “Every single game is an opportunity for us now and we’ve got to rest up and prepare for Saturday and get the three points.”

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