Laird apologises to team-mates for mistake

Left-back clearly dejected as he holds his hands up to costly error

SCOTT Laird says he has apologised to his team-mates for his mistake which led to Mark Roberts’ dismissal against Torquay United on Saturday.

Midway through the second half the left-back hit a back-pass to Chris Day which was too short, and when Chris Zebroski nipped in to gather the ball and take it around Day Roberts’ recovery tackle brought the attacker down in the box and the Boro skipper was duly sent off.

Speaking after the game, a clearly disheartened Laird said: “Personally I don’t want to speak to anyone so you’re lucky you’re getting an interview. I’ve apologised to the lads and I hold my hands up.

“(In the first half) I think we applied ourselves very well. We went out there, stopped them playing, got tight to them and I think we were unlucky not to go one-nil up.

“They are a good team; it’s a hard place to come. We haven’t got a very good record down here over the years.”