Spearing: 'We Haven't Been Good Enough'

  • January 20, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Jay Spearing says there were no positives to take from Bolton's 7-1 defeat at Reading and admits the players 'haven't been good enough'.

Wanderers suffered their heaviest defeat since 1982 on Saturday afternoon, as they fell apart on an embarrassing afternoon at the Madejski Stadium - with a late David Ngog tap-in all they could muster from their trip.

Speaking after the game, Spearing said the players must move on from the heavy defeat and focus on putting things right - starting with next weekend's FA Cup fourth round tie against Cardiff City.

"What could have gone wrong did go wrong," Spearing told the club's official website. "We, as players, have to stand up and take responsibility because we haven't been good enough.

"I'd like to apologise to the fans. Not one of us were anywhere near our best.

"As a group of players, our mental strength has to improve. We're in it all together and we've got to hang in there.

"We've now got to move on and get on with it. There's nothing we can do about the game now.

"There are no positives to take from the game, it's as simple as that. We have to put it behind us and look to really improve ahead of the FA Cup game against Cardiff.

"Right now, it's very difficult to take, but we can't feel sorry for ourselves."

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