Midfielder experienced defeat in a Blues shirt for the first time vs. Cheltenham Town
Mickey Spillane is hoping to banish the memories of his first defeat in a Blues shirt on Tuesday night with a win against Northampton this weekend.
The defender had previously won three, drawn one for Blues but suffered his first loss since joining in January – and he admits it was a difficult pill to swallow.
“I was very disappointed after Tuesday night’s defeat. We didn’t really play as well as we have been and we need to put that right on Saturday,” he said.
“I hold my hands up and take the blame for the goal. There was a bit of mis-communication between me and Paul and it cost us. It does happen, but I’m determined to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“We didn’t play well at all in the first-half, and I don’t think you can blame injuries for that because we came out in the second-half and were much, much better.”
Mickey moved into the centre-back role on Tuesday night following a stint there last Saturday against Accrington after Ryan Cresswell had been sent off.
The midfielder-by-trade says he has experience of the position, and is happy to play there if needed, but he believes his best position is in midfield.
He said: “I have played there a few times and I don’t mind doing it. It is quite tricky having to switch between defence and midfield.
“It’s a position I am happy to play in because at the end of the day I just want to be out there playing football, but my natural position is in midfield.
“Hopefully the lads can get fit as quickly as possible and we can be back up to full strength.”
Mickey has done well in his opening five games for the Club, playing a part in three clean sheets, and he believes there is still more to come.
“I do think there’s still much more I can offer,” he added. “I think I’ve done okay since I joined but I know myself I can do better.
“Hopefully over the next few weeks I will be able to show that and we can really push for a place in the play-offs and promotion.
“I’m still getting to know the lads but they’ve all been great so it’s made it much easier.”