Full back Scott Laird said the team will learn from the defeat at Morecambe and come back stronger.
Full back Scott Laird said the team will learn from the defeat at Morecambe and come back stronger. The Lilywhites’ new No.3 spoke to the official website and said that the team were learning lessons in every game and make progress, after completing his first 90 minutes in a North End shirt.
“Now is the right time to learn,” he told PNE.Com. “We are new team and I am not making excuses for myself or any of us, I am talking on behalf of the whole team, we are a new team, we are learning and hopefully this is the right time to be doing those learning lessons and get the mistakes now.
“We are big enough and ugly enough to learn from them and come back stronger.
“We have another game on Monday and we are going to go into that and win. Bamber Bridge – another local derby – hopefully it’s as spicy as this. It’s nice for people to get stuck in, not tip tappy ‘you have it, we have it’, it’s a proper game.
“Then on Saturday we have a game against a team from a different country, who will bring a different type of football and it is up to us to go an impose ourselves on them and get the win.”
Laird and former Stevenage team-mate John Mousinho got through the 90 minutes, something the 24-year-old thinks was a positive, but not the thing he will be dwelling on: “It was nice to get 90 minutes, the first one. We have been getting 45 minutes so far.
“But results do count. There is no such thing as a friendly, so we are very very disappointed to lose. But it is a learning curve, a big learning lesson. We are all big enough to take it on the chin and come back stronger.
“Some people talked about it as a local derby, but in my eyes there is no such thing as a friendly and I know there is no such thing as a friendly for the gaffer. It gives us something we can improve.”