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Level headed McGuire

18 August 2012

Fleetwood’s midfield maestro Jamie McGuire admitted that there is plenty of excitement around the squad going into the first season in the Football League – but also a sense of level-headedness.

By Mike McGough

Fleetwood’s midfield maestro Jamie McGuire admitted that there is plenty of excitement around the squad going into the first season in the Football League – but also a sense of level-headedness.

McGuire, who signed in 2009 whilst the club were in the Conference North, has helped the club to two promotions in his time as a Town player and is delighted at the prospect of playing League football, claiming the players look sharp and ready. He said: “We’re going into League Two now, and I’m really looking forward to it. The squad are all ready and you’ve seen the training session this morning, it was looking sharp. The new faces have settled in well, as have the lads who have already been here as they know what it’s all about. We’ve welcomed them to the club and they’ve come into pre-season and worked really hard with us. Getting the positioning and the way we want to play as a team is what the gaffer’s implemented onto the training ground, so we’re all just ready for Saturday now.” The former Tranmere Rovers player was impressive in the Capital One Cup game against Forest last Monday, after a summer of worrying about his jaw being ready in time for the season. But because of his dedication during the break including a cancelled holiday, he is more or less back to full fitness, which will be confirmed in October after a final assessment. He continued: “It’s settled down well, I’m made up with it to be fair because I was a bit worried with it over the Summer because I only had four days away, I had a holiday booked but I cancelled it, but it wouldn’t be fair on my face because I don’t think it would have healed well but it has. I’ve got another assessment in October so hopefully I’ll be all cleared of it. But I’ve just been the same, on Monday night I wasn’t backing out of headers or tackles I was going in with everything, so I am happy.” Town kick-off the nPower League 2 campaign against Torquay United on Saturday.  Tickets remain available and the Parkside ticket office is open until 3pm kick-off. Jim's Sport's Bar is open at 12 noon for both home and away support. Twenty-odd large scree TVs, good selection of drinks and some of the best barmaids in Town make Jim's the place to visit ! 

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