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Derby Defeat Tough To Take For Cameron Day

12 December 2016

Preston North End youth team defender Cameron Day was disappointed to lose Saturday’s derby clash against Blackpool.

The young defender has come into the U18s set-up this season and recently secured a starting place in Nick Harrison’s side, having started all of the Lilywhites’ last six games.

Among those matches was the defeat against Blackpool and Day believed his side should have come away with a better result.

“It’s tough to take,” the youngster admitted. “I feel like we could have won it.

“We were on top throughout the whole game and really we should have won it. We shouldn’t have conceded as many goals as we did, but we will learn from that.”

North End created a wealth of chances during an open first half, but Day felt that positive performance provided little consolation for the result.

He added: “I feel like we could have performed better as a team.

“In the first half, we were on top and we could have scored a lot more goals.”

On his individual display on the day and his recent introduction to the U18 set-up, the defender added: “I thought I did alright but I could have done better as well. 

“I could have been louder talking to the other defenders and organised the defence a bit better.

“I’ve been enjoying it. It’s a step up from what I usually play at, so I’m enjoying it. It’s a lot quicker than U16s football and a lot more physical as well, which is something I particularly enjoy.”

Day and his teammates now have a few weeks off from league matches and are next in action away at Wigan Athletic on January 7 next year.

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