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Mixed emotions for Eastwood

16 March 2013

Freddy happy with goal but disappointed with result

Freddy Eastwood was delighted to be handed his first start since December by boss Paul Sturrock, but was disappointed his goal didn’t hand Blues all three points. 

Freddy, whose last start came against Bury in the FA Cup second round, scored inside the opening ten minutes to give Blues the perfect start.

But a goal from Josh Labadie on the stroke of half-time was enough to earn the visitors a share of the spoils and leave Freddy with mixed emotions as he reflected on the game.

Speaking to Blues Player, Freddy said: “I was delighted to get the start, I didn’t know until the morning of the game so it was a nice surprise to know I would be starting.

“It’s been a frustrating season for me personally as I’ve been on the bench quite a lot, this was my first start in a while, but hopefully I showed the manager what I can do.

“I think I was running on adrenaline for most of the game, especially at the start, and I got a goal which I was delighted with. 

“You can only gain confidence when you’re playing regularly, but a goal will do my confidence the world of good, that’s for sure. I just hope I can be involved again on Tuesday night.”

Freddy, who didn’t train most of the week because of illness, believes Blues were unfortunate not to pick up all three points against a Torquay side who defended deep during the second 45.

He added: “I haven’t been in since Tuesday because of illness but I felt fine out there today and I thought I did pretty well. Britt and I seemed to link up nicely, especially in the first half.

“Torquay defended well in the second half, they grew into the game and that goal just before half-time gave them a lot of confidence and we couldn’t find a way through.

“I thought we definitely deserved to win the game, I know the manager is pleased with our performance, but we’re disappointed not to have won the game.”

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