Preston North End defender Sepp van den Berg was gutted to give the supporters a day to forget in Saturday's West Lancashire derby at Bloomfield Road.

The Lilywhites were beaten 2-0 by Blackpool, with goals in either half from Keshi Anderson and Gary Madine.

Van den Berg played the 90 minutes and spoke to the media post-match, after his first experience of the fixture.

The on-loan Liverpool man was devastated with the result and implied no punches were pulled in the dressing room after the final whistle.

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"To be fair quite a bit was said today, I am not going to go into the details of course but everyone is just very, very frustrated," he told LancsLive after the game.

"To see the fans there, giving their everything for you and cheering you on the whole game.

"Letting them down is just very disappointing.

"We know we have to do better, everyone knows it, and now we actually have to go and do it.

"When I came on the pitch, it's a great feeling to be allowed to play in a derby but you just want to win these games.

"It is a very bad feeling to let the fans down."

In his interview with iFollow PNE, midfielder Ben Whiteman backed up van den Berg's point.

“It’s not been a quiet one," he said. "There have been a few home truths that have been said and everyone has been bang on so it’s all about how we react now.

“It’s about helping each other and digging each other out when times are getting tough."

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