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8 November 2012

Scott Davies says a half-time chat with the coaches helped him recover from his mistake in the 1-1 draw with Rotherham, and go on to be named as man of the match.

By Sam Gilliland

Scott Davies says a half-time chat with the coaches helped him recover from his mistake in the 1-1 draw with Rotherham, and go on to be named as man of the match.

The Fleetwood goalkeeper was unable to clear a deep cross in the build-up to Rotherham’s goal, but went on to pull off a string of outstanding saves in the second half. “I’ve always been taught as a grown up about how you react to a mistake, and it’s exactly what the gaffer and goalkeeping coach said to me at half time,” he said. “I’ve worked with some great goalkeeping coaches and every single one of them has said that you’re going to make mistakes, but it’s about how you respond to them.” “When you make a mistake you’ve got to show character to come back from it because, if you don’t, you’re not going to make it as a goalkeeper. The 25-year-old has held his hands up for the mistake but says he hasn’t lost any confidence from the incident. “I’m confident in myself to come and win balls and take some of the pressure off the players. I’m just frustrated because I feel that without the mistake we would have won the game.” Tuesday’s man of the match also revealed he was most pleased with his incredible double save at the start of the second half, which even the Rotherham fans were able to appreciate. “The applause from the away fans was obviously nice, but I can assure you they weren’t applauding me through that second half,” he said. “Both sets of supporters were brilliant though, and the atmosphere was outstanding, it was another good game under the floodlights.” Davies believes the team can now remain in the mix for promotion, and says the point was a positive result in the end. “If you take points off your nearest rivals then you’re going to be up there, and that’s where we want to be. So fingers crossed come May we will be there about.”

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