Alan Moogan backs Southport to get over FA Cup exit

Alan Moogan
Moogan started his career as part of Everton's youth academy

Southport captain Alan Moogan says his team have to move on from their FA Cup first round exit to Barnet on Saturday.

It was fifth-placed Port's first defeat in 10 games in all competitions.

"We've been on a great run and you've got to give credit to all the lads and everyone at the club," Moogan told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We've had one blip on Saturday and it was a poor result. We've just got to take it on the chin, go away and look forward to Bath City on Saturday."

He added: "If we had played to our potential the result would have been different, but it's one game and you're never going to play well every single game."

Southport manager Liam Watson has said he may dip into the transfer market to ensure the Sandgrounders maintain their play-off hunt.

His skipper says he has no problem with extra competition for places and wants his side to guard against complacency.

"It's healthy to have competition in the squad and Liam Watson has said that at the minute the team is picking itself," Moogan continued.

"Sometimes that's not a good position to be in because the players may relax and may slack, whereas if there is someone pushing them for their position in the team then it keeps them on their toes.

"So I think every player in the squad will welcome the competition."