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Gillespie good to go

25 August 2012

Fleetwood Town travel to Burton Albion on Saturday looking for a first goal and first win in nPower League 2.

Fleetwood Town travel to Burton Albion on Saturday looking for a first goal and first win in nPower League 2.

Steven Gillespie will be looking for a chance to break those barriers after a 10 minute substitute appearances against Bradford City in midweek. The summer signing from Colchester United picked up a calf injury at the back end of pre-season but is now fighting fit. “I missed the last two weeks of pre-season and they are probably the most important. It’s been frustrating but I was in and around the squad for the Nottingham Forest cup game and lucky enough to play some part in all the games so far. I’m certainly looking to step it up, at the latest, in the next couple of weeks.” The striker isn’t too concerned about the lack of goals so far. “The first game was against tough, Championship opposition and we played very well, particularly in the first half. The other two games as seen us unlucky not to score goals as well. I think once that first one goes in we will score two or three goals against a team.” That goal scoring opportunity comes first at the Pirelli Stadium where Burton fired six past AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday evening in a busy, opening campaign for the division. “Games comes thick and fast at this time of year with plenty of midweek games. This is what the players want. We want to be playing games and not on the training pitch. That’s what we look forward to.” Gillespie, 27, says an opening day draw and midweek defeat isn’t an accurate reflection of Town’s strength. “It sounds bad on paper but we have played pretty well and the lads are disappointed with the fact we have lost two games, including the cup. I don’t think we are far away. It’s important to take any disappointment into the next game and put things right.”

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