INTERVIEW | Settling In

INTERVIEW | Settling In

Jack Sanders has praised centre back partner Ryan Astles for teaching him a lot in his time at the club so far.

Sanders, the Wigan Athletic loanee, made his home debut at the Pure Stadium in Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Kidderminster Harriers.

The 20-year-old has impressed during his three appearances in a Port shirt having linked up with Liam Watson’s side until the end of the season.

Speaking after the match, Sanders said: “I think we’ve developed a good understanding quite quickly.

“I’m only 20, whereas Ryan is more experienced, so I think I’m learning a lot from him. It’s been easy to play alongside Ryan as I think our games complement each other quite well.

“Obviously we were playing in a three-man defence today with Adam [Anson] as well and that was quite different for myself but I’m learning all the time, growing into the role and long may that continue.”

Sanders played on the right of a back three alongside Astles and Anson but despite the result, the defender believes a play-off berth is still available to the Yellows saying: “We’re really disappointed to not come away with anything, especially at home.

“The gaffer reiterated in the changing room that in the last two games that we’ve lost it’s been close and we’ve probably deserved to get points from both but we know that’s not an excuse and we need to start getting on the right side of these scorelines.

“It’s games like this, when you look at where we are in the table and where they are, where we need to be picking up points, especially if we want to make the playoffs which is still ultimately our aim but we haven’t done that today and it’s disappointing.”

Written by James Houghton

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