Blackpool defender, Ben Heneghan, had a weekend to forget this time around as he saw red against Bristol Rovers.
The on-loan Sheffield United man has been a mainstay of the team for the Seasiders this season. Having played in nearly every game, Heneghan stayed put in January on a deal until at least the end of the season.
Heneghan is part of a Blackpool team which includes former Blade, Gary Madine. Indeed, Madine was one the scoresheet this weekend.
However, Bristol ran out 2-1 winners, with Henghan’s red playing a key role in the game. Blackpool were up 1-0 when the Blades defender saw red, leaving an opening for the Pirates to find their way back into the game.
Sure enough, they did just that, as goals from Alfie Kilgour and Josh Ginnelly completed a comeback win for the home side.
Heneghan actually took to Twitter following the game. The defender seemed to take full responsibility for the loss but admitted the red card was ‘hard to take’.
The defender had clattered into former Rotherham man, Johnson Clarke-Harris. However, despite it looking like a slip, the referee deemed it a dangerous enough challenge to produce a straight red on in the 43rd minute.
Unfortunate but Heneghan is impressing
Ben Heneghan is among those signings by Chris Wilder that didn’t quite work out. After arriving from Motherwell, he made just a single appearance for the Blades.
However, he’s found his way in the orange of Blackpool. Regular football has served him well and despite this weekend’s blip, he’s become a firm favourite for a lot of Blackpool fans.
Heneghan is still a Sheffield United player. But a permanent move to the seaside surely beckons if he continues as is.
Sometimes a player just needs a move to find their feet and it would appear this is exactly the case with Heneghan.