Bedlington Terriers captain calls on side to ‘stick together’

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Bedlington Terriers captain Steven Little has said the team must ‘stick together’ following another defeat in the EBAC Northern League.

He said: “Nothing is going our way at the minute, I think we just need to get to the end of the season, have a good pre-season together and start there.

“This league is physical and if you don’t compete then the opposition will steamroll you, and that’s what’s happening at the minute.”

The defender, who has only recently taken over the captaincy, was speaking after his side’s 4-1 defeat at home to Penrith on Saturday, admitting he has made mistakes among others in recent weeks.

Little added: “The defenders always take the blame for the goals, but I am going to admit that I’ve made two mistakes in the last two games.

“We have to try and get confidence from somewhere, I don’t know where exactly, but we have training on Thursday and the atmosphere in training is good.”

Little was first to admit that the side has been poor in defence as of late, and also added that the defenders are always the first ones to be blamed.

He concluded: “We have to sit tight as two fours and be hard as a unit to break down, but as of late we have been broken easily and we have to just stick together now.

“We are lacking something in the middle of the park, someone who can be a bit nasty and at times drag the side through games.”

He has dubbed Saturday’s fixture against already relegated Celtic Nation as a ‘massive game’ because he believes they will ‘give it their all’ as they have nothing to lose.